The Golden State Warriors’ dynasty run from a few years back now feels like a lifetime away. So much has happened from then until now that at this point, it’s hard to imagine that it was just two years ago when the Warriors made their last appearance in the NBA Finals.
Dubs head coach Steve Kerr recently sat down with Sam Amick of The Athletic as he opened up about the difficulties of the Warriors’ title runs. They went to the Finals for five straight years and towards the end — during Kevin Durant’s final season with the squad — morale was just at an all-time low.
“I think the fifth year was so difficult — physically, spiritually, emotionally — but mainly because it’s just hard,” Kerr said. “And you can ask anybody from the Lakers and the Celtics in the 80s. You know, (ask) Phil Jackson or Gregg Popovich. When you do something year after year after year, it just gets to be (hard).”