The Warriors have now won three of the last four NBA titles. While they seem poised to compete again next year, here’s why they won’t win it all.
Now that the Warriors have swept the Cavaliers, winning their third championship in four years, what seemingly every NBA analyst predicted at the beginning of the season has come to pass. The Warriors have won and their reign appears to have no immediate end. Of course, what often seems inevitable turns out to be anything but.
Who could have foreseen the Miami Heat only winning two championships together when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh joined forces in 2010? Who would have predicted that Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, and Wilt Chamberlain would fail to win a title together after Chamberlain was traded to the Lakers in the summer of 1968? Why would a single soul have expected the 73-9 Warriors to blow a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals? Weird things happen in the NBA, and nothing is inevitable no matter how it may appear from a distance.
Here are five reasons the Warriors’ dominance may not end up being as long lasting as it appears it could be at this current moment.