The year was 1994. Sir Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson (KJ), Thunder Dan Majerle, and the Phoenix Suns were the present, but Chris Webber aka The Prize, Latrell Sprewell aka The American Dream, and the Golden State Warriors were the future. This classic Nike hoops barbershop commercial captured that feeling for Warriors Nation best [via Ballhype]:
Barkley to CWebb: "I don't believe in role models, but uh... you're mine."
Well as you all know things didn't exactly go according to plan. Nellie and CWebb weren't the bestest of buddies and Latrell went Sprewell on PJ. But for 13 long years THAT was the last Warrior team that could plausibly claim they had next.
The Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, and Dallas Mavericks are undoubtedly the present, but does this current incarnation of the Warriors got next like CWebb and Spree did back in 1994?