The Warriors Ruined Another NBA Season

The Warriors Ruined Another NBA Season

With the signing of Demarcus Cousins, basketball fans have canceled the 2018-19 NBA season


Just when I thought the Warriors dynasty would almost be over. Just when I thought they would be forced to trade one of their big 4 or let someone walk. Instead, they sign another perennial all-star in Demarcus Cousins for about 20 million dollars less than what he is actually worth. Instead, they guarantee another banner added to their arena.

Yeah, I said guarantee.

It's just like when they signed Kevin Durant a couple offseason's ago. The 73 win team replaced Harrison Barnes with the second best player in the league. Now they replace Javale McGee with arguably the best center in basketball.

This is move is particularly shocking because of Cousins temperament. Everyone saw how much scrutiny Kevin Durant received for joining the Warriors. It caused him to make burner accounts to defend himself. Cousins is famous for having the shortest fuse in the league as he is famous for his mid-game meltdowns, ejections and ripping apart locker rooms. So why would he exploit himself to such scrutiny? I don't he will be able to hold it together mentally to not get suspended for a few games this season. The Warriors also have one of the most united locker rooms in the league. They play with tremendous chemistry and never go at each other's throats. But I guess when you truly look at it, Golden State believed that his talent is worth the risk.

It's moves like this that also make people hate the NBA. There is no variety, no drama, no struggle, no competition, just bland predictability. It's moves like this that would only happen in NBA 2K but have now become reality and shockingly the norm. And there's only one person to blame for that... LeBron James.

James popularized the super team when he teamed with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami in 2010. It was the beginning of the trend that has turned the NBA into the product it is today. Now it is all about adding as many superstars to your team as possible. The Rockets have James Harden and Chris Paul, The Timberwolves have Karl Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler, the Thunder have Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. And that's just in the western conference.

This move in particular though has to be the eye opener, it has to be the prime example of why this kind of movement needs to stop. Sure watching these five players will be cool for one game, but not 82. But do you want to know what isn't cool? The fact that this Warriors team can probably beat the eastern conference all-stars in a seven-game series.

I feel like I just read the Wikipedia page for the upcoming season. I've tricked myself into thinking that this nightmare might be over. That maybe some team can dethrone this juggernaut and show the world that a new team can reign over the league. But I'm afraid that I'm not waking up from this one, in fact, I don't think this is ending anytime soon.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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Their Season May Be Over, But Their Spirit Will Endure Forever

The brotherhood and bond of this team will never be broken.


Despair has flooded the city of Lexington. Tears have fallen and couches have been burnt. Basketball season for Kentucky has officially ended, sooner than most people wished for.

For me, this team was unlike any other. Since I can remember, UK has always had a plethora of incredible players come through and leave their mark on the school and the city, but this year's team was different from the rest.

To start out with, a lot of the times the starting players are consisted of mostly freshman. This year, the diversity in age for the team was unusual, to say the least.

First, take a look at Reid Travis. He was a transfer graduate student from Stanford and this was his last year playing college ball. Players that are recruited to play at UK are usually seniors in high school, so having Reid being a senior in college and transfer here from another school is rare for Kentucky basketball.

Then we have PJ Washington. Washington is a sophomore and played for Kentucky his freshman year as well. Since he did not go into the NBA draft after his freshmen season, he continued playing for Kentucky and improved greatly over the course of this season.

This goes for Nick Richards as well. With not going into the NBA, he continued playing for Kentucky his sophomore year. What made Richards an overall better basketball player this season was the competition and fight he had to bring, not only for games but for practice as well.

Richards had to fight harder than usual for playing time this season with Reid Travis being on the team now. But even though Travis may have taken some of those minutes away from Richards, that is what made him into such a better player this year.

The brotherhood on this team is indescribable. A lot of the credit must go to the Kentucky Basketball program and the coaches who teach these young men not only about basketball but about being a good person. The bond these players have made with one another just this year is incredible and it is something that will never be broken.

From social media posts, interviews and how they interacted on and off the court people can easily see how much love these men have for each other and the sport. You don't have to be a fan of Kentucky basketball to love the spirit of this team.

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