- Dec 3, 2019
Are you saying the 2008 Lakers had to deal with comparable injuries to what the Warriors did last year? Because that is flat out not true, they were down Andrew Bynum and while that's not insignificant, he was 20 years old and just not there yet. Paul Pierce played that series injured, and don't get me started on the KG injury next season that killed what should have been a Celtics dynasty.
The 2008 Lakers team fought valiantly to have even won one game let alone the two that they managed, but in the end they failed. The 2019 Warriors team was a catastrophe like I have never seen before. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney, were all injured badly, chose to play, and the team took massive losses. Injuries and wear and tear are usually the things to do it: bring down a dynasty. It's extremely rare to have seen the Warriors play in the NBA Finals five consecutive years in a row. Usually it's two or three years at most and something happens to the team. Only the Warriors and LeBron lead teams have surpassed three consecutive NBA Final appearances. And it's of no surprise, both the Warriors and LeBron are extraordinary