Prior to the season, I imagined potential roadblocks to the Warriors 2016-17 success in a piece called “We Did the Math: Not Even Alien Invasions Will Keep Golden State from 60 Wins” published by Vice Sports. It ran with this subtitle:
An illustrated guide to the unlikely scenarios that would need to occur for the Golden State Warriors to not utterly dominate the NBA in 2016-17.
The Warrior nightmares included: Kevin Durant joining a super-er team,
Draymond Green getting in more trouble, and
Klay Thompson heading off to look for his Patronus.