On their way to shattering an age-old– and previously seen as an unbeatable– NBA record, Golden State Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob has sent a strong warning to the rest of the teams in the league: The Dubs are planning to make a dynasty and that his team will keep on winning for the years to come.
“We’ve crushed them on the basketball court, and we’re going to for years because of the way we’ve built this team,” the outspoken Warriors owner told the New York Times.
“We’re light-years ahead of probably every other team in structure, in planning, in how we’re going to go about things. We’re going to be a handful for the rest of the NBA to deal with for a long time.”
Some teams and critics will take Lacob as being too arrogant but with their current record of 68-7 so far this season—a dominating regular season performance by any standard—the Warriors owner can pretty much gloat about Golden State’s golden run and get away with it.
Lacob, who bought the Warriors for about $450 million in 2010, added in the interview that their team is “not just about Stephen Curry” but rather credits the entire team and roster for how they have established their style of play which put opponents at awe the entire season.
Curry is considered the best shooter in the league today and perhaps even better than other elite players like Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant. However, Curry’s partners-in-crime Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have left their mark in the league as one of the best shooters and one of the most versatile players, respectively.
The Warriors have seven games left in this regular season; four wins will allow them to match the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72-10 and five wins will put them ahead of Michael Jordan’s fearsome team two decades ago.