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The back-to-back NBA champion Golden State Warriors only worry about themselves. That’s likely why they don’t seem all that interested in the Los Angeles Lakers’ addition of LeBron James.
“It really don’t matter what anyone else does,” Warriors forward Draymond Green told reporters.
Not only have the Warriors won two straight titles, but they have made four straight trips to the Finals, winning three. Each time, they faced James.
He was with the Cleveland Cavaliers then. Today, he’s in the Western Conference — and the same Pacific Division as the Warriors. So he won’t be facing the Warriors in the Finals again. That would be impossible.
Either way, the Warriors don’t seem to care. They have added All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins (when healthy) to an already amazing cast of Green, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
On the other hand, James is joining a team that finished 11th in the West. He even admitted Monday they have a long way to go.
“I don’t think it’ll feel any different,” Durant said of facing James with his new team. “Still the same polarizing player and figure in basketball, probably the biggest face in basketball, and probably in sports. But to play against him in the Staples Center, I think that’s going to be pretty fun because that crowd is always amazing and it’s always stars on the sidelines.”
The Warriors and Lakers meet in the preseason Oct. 10. They square off four times in the regular season, with the first matchup slated for Christmas Day in LA.