The Golden State Warriors have won three of the last four NBA titles, and as hoops fans know, they really should have won all four. There's no reason to suspect they'll lose next year, either. After sweeping LeBron James and the Cavs, the Warriors somehow managed to add yet another star, DeMarcus Cousins, to the roster. Now they look downright unbeatable.
The league's commissioner has taken a lot of heat for allowing the rich to keep growing richer, but Adam Silver doesn't think the Warriors' continued dominance reflects negatively on the league. Here's how Silver explained his perspective to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated:
We want teams to compete like crazy. I think the Warriors—within the framework of this deal—should be doing everything they can to increase their dominance. That's what you want to see in a league. You want teams to compete in every way they can within the rules. I don't necessarily think it’s per se bad that the Warriors are so dominant. As I've said before, we're not trying to create some sort of forced parity. What we really focus on is parity of opportunity.
Some may not like that the Warriors keep getting better—seeing the same team win over and over again can grow stale—but it'd be hard to argue with Silver's logic. It's not the league's responsibility to ensure parity, but rather parity of opportunity.
If the other teams can't keep up with Golden State, well, that's on them. In the meantime, we'll keep watching the Warriors cruise.