It’s time to stop giving the Golden State Warriors the reaction they are looking for and start being nice.
Have we ever thought about just being nice to the Golden State Warriors?
We’ve tried laughing at them after they blew a 3-1 lead. They signed Kevin Durant.
We switched to being angry…and they fed off that, dubbed themselves “Super Villains,” and went 16-1 in the playoffs.
Chris Paul shimmied in Steph Curry’s face. By the end of the game, he was lost for the series.
We attempted to ignore them this offseason. They signed DeMarcus Cousins.
We’ll probably be a mix of petty, mean, frustrated, angry, and indifferent this upcoming season. They’ll go 16-0 in the playoffs and win every game by double digits.
Let’s just be nice.
Being nice is how the Warriors were built in the first place. They were nice enough to draft Steph Curry after two point guards were taken before him. Two years later, they gently nabbed Klay Thompson one pick after Jimmer Fredette. In both cases, they didn’t want Curry and Thompson to feel bad about lesser players being selected just before them.
Golden State kindly selected Draymond Green in the second round. In different playoff series, they praised Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant. The Warriors won both series, but their kind words paved the way for both players to choose the Bay Area in the offseason. They were nice enough to place a call to Cousins when, depending on who you believe, no one else did.
They rescued JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Andrew Bogut and Nick Young and turned them all into NBA Champions.
The Warriors love trapping everyone in a glass case of emotion. They thrive off the screams and tears of non-Warriors fans. The cackling of Dub Nation turns them into the Incredible Hulk on steroids.
Next time a Warriors fan infiltrates your Twitter feed with a comment like, “lol, enjoy that first round exit,” send them back a kiss emoji. If you’re out in Miami and you see someone wearing a Warriors jersey, instead of questioning how long they’ve been a fan, just give them a hug.
The next time Draymond Green talks about being the underdog and being doubted, just say, “You’re right, Draymond. We did doubt the defending champions with five All-Stars. We are sorry.”
Have you ever heard of the saying “kill ’em with kindness”? It’s a bad Selena Gomez song, but a good life mantra. The Warriors are not only alive, they are stronger than ever. Nothing we’ve done thus far has killed them. Kindness is our only option.