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Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye
Glory days, glory days
— Bruce Springsteen
The Golden State Warriors have won two of the last three NBA championships, taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers in each season in the process.
The collection of circumstances, happenings, conflicts and emotions experienced by all who have taken part on both sides will combine to former an unforgettable legacy.
So says Steve Kerr, coach of the Warriors (35-9), who will invade Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night to renew acquaintances with the Cavaliers (26-16).
“In 20 years, when we see each other, we’re all going to hug,” Kerr said. “When I see [Cavaliers coach] Ty Lue and Steph [Curry] sees LeBron [James], it’ll be like, ‘Wow that’s awesome!’”
Curry, the son of former NBA sharpshooter Del Curry, has an excellent sense of the legacy that’s being formed between his Warriors and the Cavaliers in this period of NBA history.
“It’s going to up there. From a historical perspective, it’s going to be to tough to top Lakers and the Celtics and the prime of the ’80’s in NBA history,” he said. “But we can strong-arm the 21st century, and see what happens.”
Regardless of outcomes, Curry says all involved — in both times — will never forget what’s transpiring in this era and will appreciate it even more years, decades from now.
“These are the moments we’ll talk about for the rest of our lives,” he said.
And as The Boss said in his 1984 anthem on the iconic “Born in the USA” album, Glory Days, indeed.