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Four recent sports stories that caught my eye.
NBA Champions Golden State Warriors Prove They Are a Dynasty
When Game 6 of the NBA Finals was over and the Golden State Warriors became this year’s Champions, I sent this tweet: “An NBA championship is never just won, it is earned through the pain of endless practice, inevitable losses, and unexpected injuries. Only the strongest prevail. Today a new Golden light shines over the NBA world. Congratulations, Champs. Well deserved.”
I didn’t say that just because, after so many years of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry, my default setting is joy when the Celtics lose. I said it because the NBA Finals is when every player has to dig deeper than they ever had to before. And that always produces the kind of elevated athleticism that inspires all of us. No one could watch Stephen Curry put in 43 points and not celebrate that a human being is capable of that level of play.
More important than Curry was the magnificent effort from the entire team. USA Today wrote, “Of the six teams Stephen Curry has led to the NBA Finals, this was probably the most vulnerable, the least talented and certainly the one that was hardest to read.” Even if that were true, that’s what makes sports so exciting. A team can rise beyond anyone’s expectations—even their own—to achieve greatness.
They made it possible for him to shine, but he’s more a bright moon reflecting the light from the team’s sun. Four NBA titles in eight years. That is a dynasty.