The Golden State Warriors have Stephen A. Smith believing again, so much so that he is predicting another championship for Stephen Curry and the Dubs when Klay Thompson returns.
Smith went as far as to saying that the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are no match to the Warriors. While he sees Kevin Durant and Brooklyn posting some challenge if Kyrie Irving plays for them, he’s putting his money on Golden State to win it all.
“The Golden State Warriors might win it all. … [If Klay comes back healthy], the only thing that will have any chance of stopping them is Kyrie Irving returning to Brooklyn. … There is no one else, including the Lakers, that [could knock them off],” Smith said on First Take.
The Warriors hype is real, but it’s hard to blame Stephen A. Smith for his rather bold take. After all, the Dubs started the season hot, beating the Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings for a perfect 3-0 start in opening week.
Of course there are still plenty of games to be played and nothing is set in stone yet, but anyone will be optimistic with the Warriors as well after seeing them play. Besides, if they can dominate like what they have been doing without Klay Thompson, what more when the other half of Splash Bros. returns?
Curry won player of the week, and it doesn’t look like he’s stopping any time soon. And with Thompson returning possibly in late November or early December, the NBA better be ready.