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Unlike the 2008 Boston Celtics and 2010 Miami Heat, the Golden State Warriors, aside from the addition of Kevin Durant, put their super team together via the NBA draft.
The team has easily some of the best talent in the entire league that features two different MVP’s and a possible defensive player of the year; however, Kevin Durant still isn’t ready to label them a “superteam.”
The 2017 Finals MVP argued that the Dubs are not a super team, but a bunch of guys who just happen to work very well together.
“First of all, if everybody wanted Steph, he would have been the No. 1 pick,” Durant told ESPN’s Chris Haynes. “A lot of people passed on him. A lot of people doubted Steph, saying he wasn’t going to be this good. Klay Thompson, he was just supposed to be this OK shooter in the league, like that’s what you thought of Klay Thompson when he came in. Draymond, nobody wanted him. He was a 6-(foot-)5 power forward. (They said) he couldn’t play in the league, he couldn’t start in the NBA. Shaun Livingston had a crazy knee injury.”
“A lot of people didn’t expect these guys to be where they are today. Superteam? No, we just work extremely well together,” Durant explained. “Coach puts us in position to maximize our strengths.”
Shortly after losing his fifth NBA Finals, LeBron James also stated that he has never been a part of a super team.