Let me just start by stating some facts:
- LeBron James had an absolutely incredible performance during this year's final - he averaged a triple-double. Still, the Cavaliers weren't even close to winning the series.
- Kevin Durant is arguably the second greatest player in the league right now and will only continue to get better (Kawhi Leonard comes very close).
- The Warriors core 4 (Curry, Thompson, Durant, Green) are all in their prime and will be for the next 2+ years.
- The Western Conference is much tougher than the Eastern Conference. Even so, no other team in the West can truly compete with the Warriors in a 7 Game series.
- The Eastern Conference just went from weak to even weaker with all the recent trades (although there have been some pretty solid draft pickups).
Let's be honest here. There is no current team that can genuinely compete with the Warriors. While the league as a whole is getting much stronger, the Warriors are at their highest level. In fact, they haven't even reached their true potential yet. Kevin Durant had a tremendous season this year but he's been on the Warriors for only a year. Team chemistry only improves over time and I am sure that KD's performance for the 2018 season will even be better than last years (I know, it's crazy). Curry has proven that he can perform well in the finals and Draymond will facilitate the ball and continue being the foundation of the team.
The Doubters: "Oh, but what about Klay? Klay doesn't like it with the Warriors because KD has taken his spotlight!"
Uhhh, I don't think so. Klay knows his role. His role is to make the other team design plays to contain him. Because if you allow Klay to get hot and get in his shooting rhythm, it's over.
Klay is a winner and he wants to continue winning. In fact, Klay played an underrated yet incredibly important role for this year's finals - DEFENSE. You got to give credit where its due. Kyrie went off but he had to work, and he had to work hard. And when you work real hard, you get tired.
The dominance of the Warriors has completely changed the landscape of the NBA. You can't just play smart basketball and expect to win (look what happened to the Spurs). Now, you need to play smart basketball and also have multiple all-star caliber players to even think of winning a championship. Teams across the league are trying to create their own super-teams to hopefully compete with the Warriors. Well, as of now, the Warriors have 4 future Hall of Famers in their starting lineup and it doesn't look like their performance will diminish for at least a minimum of two years.
Sorry guys, the facts are the facts. No team is going to beat the Warriors any time soon.