In the latest episode of First Take, Stephen A. Smith talks about how the Warriors are the biggest threat to the Lakers
With the NBA and NBPA deciding to kick off the season on December 22, the topic of conversation has shifted to whether the Lakers can hold their crown.
The champions have King James and Anthony Davis, which makes them very difficult to beat. However, they have a ton of ‘ifs’ on their roster, with a lot of players playing free.
In the latest episode of First Take, Stephen A. Smith gives his two cents about who is the biggest threat to the Lakers.
“The Golden State Warriors have a legitimate shot to reach the NBA Finals”: Stephen A. Smith
Stephen A. Smith is pouring money into the Warriors to reach the final round of the Western Conference next season. Even before the Warriors cemented their roster, Smith was confident in this fact.
The main reason for his belief is the excellent post-shoot duo of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. Smith calls them the greatest backcourt duo in NBA history and there̵7;s not much that can be said to combat that.
@ stephenasmith is putting the NBA in sight!
“[The Golden State Warriors] will be in the Conference Final. They will have a legitimate shot to reach the NBA Finals. pic.twitter.com/KXwQXwtyzk
– First Take (@FirstTake) November 6, 2020
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Stephen A. Smith said that the Lakers’ best defenders – LeBron and Anthony Davis – will have a hard time when the Splash Brothers get started. Both guardians are really active dribbling and always keep their positions, making any defense possible to map them.
He also mentioned later in the episode that the only thing that kept the Warriors from doing so was injury. The Warriors have spearheaded a traumatic 2019-20 season, with Klay sidelined all year due to his ACL injury and Curry breaking his wrist five games during the season.
Hopefully next season will bring more luck with injuries and the Warriors, who are now fully rested, can come on the pitch and deliver glory before.