Playing in their third straight NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors have been perhaps the best team in the league for the last three years. Over that brief time-span, the Warriors have won a championship, set multiple records like with their 73-win season and 12-0 postseason this year. The Warriors have been so good that it is fair to call them dominant, which is why ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy believes Golden State will eventually make it to eight or ten straight Finals.
“Just the combination of offense and defense, the talent that they’ve been able to amass, it puts them in position where this is a dynasty to me,” Van Gundy said on a Tuesday media conference call.“They have their youth, they have their health. I see nothing preventing them from going to eight to ten straight Finals. It will be a massive upset, I think, if they’re not there each and every year.”
On the surface, the Warriors going to the Finals for eight to ten years seems like a stretch. After all, injuries may a play part in halting their dominance. Free agency could also be a factor, as Klay Thompson could very possibly choose to have a larger role on a different team while earning max money when he becomes a free agent in 2019.