Can the Warriors Make History?

The elite starting five of the Golden State Warriors look on to take down any opponent to reach another NBA final.

The elite starting five of the Golden State Warriors look on to take down any opponent to reach another NBA final.

Bailey Young, Staff Writer

With the Warriors having the best three-point shooter in the league, Stephen Curry, they all would find the great amount of pressure that comes with being an elite team in the NBA. After Curry breaking 60+ records n 2015, the outstanding Golden State Warriors blew by Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals.

Golden State was not just a “one-man team,” this team is filled with a bunch of elite players that can dribble, shoot, move, and drive in the paint when necessary. One man that tags along with Steph Curry is Klay Thompson, son of Mychal Thompson, who also played in the National Basketball Association. Klay Thompson’s three-point shooting ability is also one of the best in the entire league. It does not stop at just them two: the Warriors also have Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut, and many more excellent basketball players. Andre Iguodala came out big time in the 2015 finals to earn himself the MVP award. Keep in mind, Iguodala came off the Warriors bench; he was not even one of the starting five for Golden State in the regular season. His statistics in the regular season nearly doubled in the postseason and the NBA finals.

The Golden State Warriors would not just stop at the end of the 2015 season. They wanted more than just one NBA final victory. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and along with their other teammates got the show on the road in the 2015-2016 season. The Warriors are getting stuff done this season. Players have broken many records, and the same goes for the entire team. Perhaps, the most impressive statistic is that their record an incredible 133-25 since the tip off of the 2014-2015 season. With this being said, the Warriors are on pace to break the NBA’s best overall record that the Chicago Bulls posted at 72 wins and 10 loses.

Steph Curry and his Warriors continue to chase history by trying to break Michael Jordan’s outstanding record with the Chicago Bulls. With each win the Warriors accomplish, they become closer and closer to making history in the NBA. Golden State is on pace to win between 73-76 games in the regular season, surpassing the long time record of 72 wins in a single regular season. This thought is for sure in the back of the Warrior’s head, but it is not distracting them from playing their game. They are becoming perfectionist for staying driven and focused to finish the season the best they can. Breaking the 72-win season would be mind-blowing, considering this record would never ever be reached, but that is not Golden State’s primary goal. Their primary goal is to get to the finals, and win it all once again.

This season, the Warriors have already broken team records, and players have broken single player records. One record they hold is, they went 14-0 on the road at the beginning of the season, posting a NBA record. Another impressive statistic is that they haven’t lost a home game in Oracle in over a year. They are three wins away from passing the Bulls record of 44-straight home wins.

With the elite basketball players that the Warriors have on the roster, this team will be very difficult to stop from winning another NBA final. They have held the number 1 rank in the NBA rankings for the whole season, and they plan to retain that spot. If Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green are on their A-game, the rest of the team will rise up and play to their level of basketball. If this team is on their A-game for the rest of the regular season and postseason, there is no doubt that they will win the NBA finals in consecutive years.