Warriors, baby, we need to talk. With Monday night's double kiss off -- a demoralizing loss to the Nuggets in Denver and the news that Baron Davis is going under the knife -- our relationship in on the rocks. Again. Sigh.
As such, we find ourselves on the horns of a dilemma. Should we shoulder the slings and arrows of the last month and give you one last chance to make it up to us with a playoff berth, or should we go ahead and change the locks on this season?
Don't get us wrong, you're still looking pretty damn fine, even with the 24-29 record you've put on since the holidays. It's not like Denver, Minnesota, or the Clips are smokin' hot. You're just 1.5 games out of the playoffs in the Western Conference and we have to admit, the thought of having you in the playoffs is sooo hot. Of course, with Nawlklahoma, Sacramento, Portland, and even Seattle sniffing around lately, you need to show us a little love back. This relationship is a two-way street you know.
You can give us those come-hither looks all you want Warriors, but we're not feeling the love. And baby, you've really let yourself go. Photo from espn.com.
So, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, we've penned you a ten-point manifesto of sweet nothings.
1. Aim high. The ultimate goal should be a championship. Come on baby, you're better than just a .500 record or the playoffs, but until you believe in yourself, you've got a better chance of winning the Lottery than of winning an NBA title.
2. Get a plan. Just ask your little friends Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld what happens when you don't have a plan for your future. What is your vision for the future? What are we building? What are the pieces? What needs to be done? How are you going to go about doing that? How long will it take? Given that anything can happen yadda yadda, if you can't provide specific answers to these questions right now, this second, then we a need a change, right now, this second. If you've got some answers, we'd love to hear 'em.
3. Grow up. When are you going to get it through your head that up-tempo small-ball is NOT the answer. Never has been, wasn't this year, and won't never be. Start shopping for some platform shoes this summer, because when we see you next fall, you need to be a lot taller.