Yup. I like the subplot of Steve Kerr possibly coaching the team that breaks his own Bulls team's record.
Tonight is Kobe Bryant's last NBA game, and that's going to be overshadowed by Golden State's pursuit of the new regular season wins record.
Ain't it great?!
Yes. I think he's an excellent coach. Lots of hard core Bulls fans from the Jordan days are pulling for Golden State like I am. I think it's because even though the Warriors play a completely different style of basketball than the Bulls, they still play as a team and play with heart. The Kobe teams, as good as they were, always seemed poisoned with drama and division. And Lebron comes with a lot of baggage too. But Golden State is the first team with a true superstar that plays like a team since the Bulls. The Spurs do to, but they don't have a guy that's as exciting to watch as Jordan or Steph. And I love Tim Duncan. I love the Spurs. But Curry is the most exciting player I've seen since Jordan. Just my opinion. But lots of Bulls fans feel the same way. Hated the Lakers and not fans of Lebron, but Steph and GS has gained our respect.
Yup, the Spurs are a great team--always have been under Coach Popovich. Excellent focus on the fundamentals of defense and half-court offense. Even Tim Duncan's nickname of "The Big Fundamental" bears that out. Their style of play is just boring, though. Kinda like the team concept Nick Saban has at Alabama: bone crushing defense, a power running game, and just enough of a passing game to keep defenses honest. It's as boring as hell (except maybe to you
), but it gets the job done and wins championships.
Golden State is a great team that plays ball the way Coach Kerr did in his day: rain threes from outside. They run a fast-paced full court offense and shoot with a high percentage from outside, and they play as a team. Steph Curry makes some of the craziest shots you'll ever see. He makes look easy shots that would get anyone else benched if they even tried them. Step-back 3 with a defender draped all over him... One dribble inside half court, stop, plant, and let her fly... That kind of play wins championships and is even fun to watch.