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Analyst Makes A Surprising Claim About When Warriors’ Dynasty Ended

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Not too long ago, the Golden State Warriors were the NBA’s reigning dynasty, and some were even talking about them being one of the league’s greatest teams of all time.

It started when they won the world championship in the 2014-15 season, and after they lost in Game 7 of the NBA Finals the following year, they brought in Kevin Durant, which resulted in two more rings in the next two seasons.

Durant left in 2019, forcing them to reshuffle their deck, but they managed to hit a blackjack in 2022 when they won the fourth title of the Stephen Curry era.

But the Warriors have greatly and quickly declined since, and that decline continued on Monday when Klay Thompson, Curry’s longtime starting backcourt mate, left to join the Dallas Mavericks.

One may think Golden State’s dynasty ended last season when they lost in the second round of the playoffs, but Ric Bucher said on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak” that it really ended when Durant departed.

.@RicBucher: The Warriors' dynasty has been over since 2019 when Kevin Durant walked out the door. pic.twitter.com/HP8b22nvxX

— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) July 1, 2024

Bucher pointed out how the Warriors missed the playoffs in 2020 and 2021, and how although they won it all in 2022, it happened rather unexpectedly and was the product of a Herculean effort from Curry rather than pure dominance.

The Warriors are now in a place where they need to develop and bring in younger talent if they are to be competitive moving forward as Curry approaches the twilight of his career.

They missed the playoffs this past season, and while they saw improvement from forward Jonathan Kuminga and a promising rookie campaign from Brandin Podziemski, their roster simply doesn’t have the firepower it once had.

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