The Warriors may have lost this year's NBA Finals, but Draymond Green still thinks it'd be nuts to assert that the franchise's league supremacy is over. Feel free to come up with your own theory behind Green's reasoning, but it probably has to do with the fact that A) You expect an athlete to say something like this after a tough loss, or B) Maybe he wasn't aware of the extent of Klay Thompson's injury. Just spitballing here.
"Everybody thinks it's kind of the end of us," Draymond said, according to CBS Sports' Reid Forgrave. "That's just not smart. We're not done yet."
You may be wondering, Who precisely is saying that? Well, check out this...postgame press conference or however you would classify it, where Drake said that exact thing.
Stephen Curry also echoed his teammate's warning about overreacting in the immediate aftermath of an 8+ month season:
As you're aware if you're in Cleveland, or Houston, or Oklahoma City, or some other market that thought they had a nice window here, the Warriors have won three of the last five NBA titles, only coming up short after botching a 3-1 lead in a season where they won 73 games, and once again losing after Kevin Durant and the aforementioned Thompson went down with serious injuries. No doubt there long roads to recovery should open up the West a bit more in the 2019-20 regular season:
In addition to the problems that Durant and Thompson's potentially season-long injuries represent, role players like Andre Iguodala (36) and Shaun Livingston (34) are getting older.
After the game, coach Steve Kerr put it in perspective by saying, "What matters is Kevin Durant is going to miss next season with an Achilles tear. What matters is Klay suffered a knee injury. We'll know more later. But it's just brutal, just brutal what these guys have had to deal with."
If this is the end of their run of dominance, though they probably didn't want it to happen via injuries (at least, hopefully not), a lot of teams and fan bases have been waiting on this for awhile.