OAKLAND — Draymond Green was not going to get sucked into this trap. Much as he had avoided Cavaliers defenders all night, he avoided trying to answer the question about whether these Warriors — closing in on back-to-back titles and with 73 wins during the season — are one of the all-time great teams.
“I don’t really look at are you the best team of all time, are we the best team of all time?” Green asked. “Because I think it’s all subjective. To say we’re better than the Showtime Lakers, how can you say that? We never played them.”
“We are better than the Showtime Lakers,” Klay Thompson interjected while smiling, cracking up the room.
Klay’s father Mychael Thompson was a member of those Showtime Lakers. It was a family joke.
Of course, Green is right. Who is the best team of all time is subjective, and an argument you and your buddies can have over a nice Stone Brewing IPA.
But after the Warriors close out these Finals, after the two-year run they have had, they have injected themselves into that conversation. Which is an amazing feat in and of itself.