I was listening to the local radio earlier this week and they talked about the difference between the We Believe run the Warriors had in 2007 compared to the Warriors playoff team this year. There were numerous differences between the two teams, such as the offensive playbook, the personalities of the players and other variables.
But one topic stood out to me more than any other: this year’s Warriors team had staying power.
Looking back at this Warriors team after their second round exit, I don’t feel the same way as I did back in 2007 when that team was eliminated. That team, despite being fun to watch, were filled with a bunch of players that were good but obviously were never going to be part of a long-term solution. This year’s team is the exact opposite. This year’s team is just the foundation of something special.