Bad news, Golden State Warriors critics. You've awoken momma bear.
Though no names are mentioned, she addresses "so-called experts and former basketball players." That means Oscar Robertson, Isiah Thomas and Stephen Jackson:
Whatever happened to wanting the next generation to be better than the last? What ever happened to being supportive, proud and uplifting, considering what this team is doing to spread the appeal of the game? STOP SPEWING ENVY! Especially you former players, even you legends, these players are who you use to be. They are walking following your footsteps. And nothing they have said or done suggests they aren't appreciative and grateful for their predecessors. You have their respect. So RELAX! Last time I checked, records are made to be broken. Eras are going to change. Progress is supposed to be good.
Babers-Green added that "we may never see a team like this ever again" and wondered why there has been so much negativity:
The Golden State Warriors are not the ONLY GREAT TEAM. Because they are taking the league by storm, dominating their peers in a way no team has done before, doesn't make other great teams invalid. It's just that now is the Warriors' time. They are trying to defend their throne and carve out their place in history to the best of their ability. There is no crime in getting after it on the court, playing like a team and playing the game the right way. Isn't that what they are supposed to do? It's not their fault nobody else can take them down!
In her conclusion, Babers-Green circled back to the former players. She told them—in all caps—that "basketball has changed" and then took a dig:
"And, quite frankly, I'm glad it has. Because, truth be told, we were all beginning to YAWN!"
With Golden State on pace to surpass the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls as the best regular-season team ever, it's all just fuel for the fire.
[h/t Bay Area News Group]