The Golden State Warriors have been to back-to-back NBA Finals (winning one), set the record for most wins in a season with their 73-win performance in 2015-16, have two-time MVP Steph Curry leading the team, and oh, they signed former MVP Kevin Durant as a free agent in the off-season. Despite all that, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers did his best to throw some water on the fire this week.
According to ESPN’s Arash Markazi, Rivers downplayed the Warriors’ achievements when asked whether Golden State deserved the “super team” moniker.
“They’ve only won one title, by the way,” Rivers said, which may be selling the Warriors’ achievements just a little short.
The Clippers seem to have found some rhythm themselves this season, as they started off 11-2 and challenging for first place in the Western Conference. A slide in their last ten games, going just 5-5, has seen them drop slight off the pace of the 19-3 Warriors or the 18-4 San Antonio Spurs.