Before the season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said perception of the Warriors’ and Cavaliers’ dominance was not good for the league.
But the actual dominance of Golden State (10-0 in the playoffs) and Cleveland (9-0 in the playoffs)?
It’s not a concern. I think that we should celebrating excellence. People are already anointing these teams as dominant and franchise teams. But, on the other hand, I look at the Golden State Warriors that hadn’t won a championship in 40 years. The Cavaliers, of course, won last year and had never won a championship before in this league. As you know, you look back at the historic franchises in this league – Celtics with 17 championships, Lakers with 16. I think they have a long way to go before we put them in that category. And, well, of course you want to see balance throughout the league. At the same time, when teams are excelling and playing at that level, I think, the fan in me, it’s fantastic to watch.
Warriors-Cavaliers III in the NBA Finals could be fantastic to watch, and their runs are fascinating in a historical context.
But watching Golden State and Cleveland beat up on lesser foes game-to-game? That has gotten old.