Warriors winning title with Kevin Durant was joyless, claims Bob Myers
Golden State Warriors president and general manager Bob Myers has spoken out about the Dubs’ last title-winning run in 2018. According to the high-ranking executive, the sense of accomplishment brought about by that championship just wasn’t the same as compared to their other two titles.
As a matter of fact, Myers even went as far as saying that winning that title, with Kevin Durant on board, did not bring him any joy.
“The second time with Kevin [in 2018] it felt like, ‘Well, we just did what we were supposed to do, and great job,'” Myers said, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “It wasn’t joy.
“I’m sure a lot of people felt differently. It wasn’t anybody’s fault. I think there’s just a weight to everything. And so I’m sure [the Bulls] felt that weight of everything, weight of relationships.”
Myers is speaking here out of the context of “The Last Dance” docu-series. He is comparing the experience of the Chicago Bulls during the 1997-98 season — when the expectations were extremely high on Michael Jordan and the rest of the squad to win their sixth title in eight years — to the situation of the Warriors in 2018. In Myers’ mind, the Dubs were supposed to win the championship — especially when they added Durant to what was already a powerhouse Warriors side — much like the Bulls were expected to do the same some two decades earlier.
The Warriors have had an awful season this term, so Myers should be much more joyful should his team succeed in an unprecedented redemption run and reclaim the title within the next couple of years.