Since 2015, The Golden State Warriors have been an incredible team. They’re so fantastic that people have argued they are the top team in history. The Warriors were already a force to be reckoned with, but then in 2017 they added a healthy Kevin Durant to the roster and the dominance of the team only increased.
Among all the hype, the legendary Shaquille O’Neal said that his 2001 Lakers could easily handle the Warriors and Steph Curry definitely did not agree. But that Laker squad isn’t the only one that could have defeated the Warriors…or at least gave them a fair challenge. Which teams in NBA history do you think are worthy enough to defeat present-day Golden State?
Here are our picks, see if you agree!
2013 Miami Heat
The 2013 season was Dwayne Wade’s third championship outing and LeBron James’ second- the Miami Heat had a loaded team. Mike Miller, Rashard Lewis, and Ray Allen coming off the bench meant this Heat squad had almost as much shooting prowess as the Warriors do.
Throw in LeBron James at his prime with a healthy Chris Bosh and Wade, and you have an intriguing match-up on your hands. James has beaten the Warriors once before in the Finals, so we’d like to think that Wade and he could accomplish it together.