Warriors news: Jeff Van Gundy thinks Golden State is ‘going to win forever’
The Golden State Warriors have won the Larry O’Brien trophy twice in three seasons now, and former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy thinks that their dominance isn’t ending any time soon, especially with the lack of challengers in today’s NBA.
The LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers were the only team that was able to put up a fight against the Warriors in the past three years, defeating the then 73-9 Dubs in the 2015-16 finals. However, even the Cavs were no match to last season’s Golden State squad that featured the so-called ‘death lineup’ of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson.
And Van Gundy, who said previously that the Warriors are “at a different level,” now believes that the Bay Area team will remain unchallenged for years to come.
Talking to The Starting Lineup (via SiriusXM NBA Radio), Van Gundy played down the chances of the Cavaliers and anyone else and boldly predicted the Warriors to win the next two NBA Championships.
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) September 5, 2017
According to Van Gundy:
“With the way the Warriors are, unless you’re trading that pick for — give me a name — Paul George, you’re still not better than the Warriors.”
“The Warriors are going to win forever, if everything stays the same. This season is over. You know, we’re gonna play it out, and the Warriors are gonna win. And then the next year it’s gonna be the same thing.”
He also used the Chicago Bulls as an example, citing that they had challengers “during their run of greatness” in contrast with the Warriors.
“Who’s beating them four out of seven times? Just wake me up when something changes with their roster, because it’s over.”
Jeff Van Gundy’s prediction might still be too premature considering that there are a lot of things that can happen in a season. Though, he is right that it’s difficult to imagine anyone else holding a candle to the Warriors.
After all, Golden State kept their core intact and even added a promising rookie in Jordan Bell. The only player that they lost is Ian Clark who chose to join the New Orleans Pelicans.
Only time will tell if Van Gundy is correct, but it isn’t wrong to keep one’s hopes up on the Warriors dominating the league for a couple more seasons.