I am glad we never traded for Kevin Garnett.
I am glad Jason Richardson was traded for someone who hasn't played in 2 years.
I am glad Baron Davis ditched us for LA.
I am glad Jamal Crawford was traded for loose change.
I am glad Stephen Jackson was traded for some more loose change.
I am glad Nellie has stunted the growth of our youth.
I am not a troll.
I am a Golden State Warriors fan, I am glad we went off the deep end.
If none of this happened then we would just be delaying the inevitable: new ownership and
the change that comes with it. If "We Believe" continued, then we would have forgiven over a decade of
incompetence and been temporarily intoxicated with pride and joy before crashing back down to reality. Its like
a drug. Its like a high. We would have been left wanting more, but there would be no more in sight. There is a light at the end of this tunnel (and this has been one hell of a dark tunnel).
Our situation would be like that the ex-girlfriend that you decided to give a second chance. You would forget the past and renew your relationship just to eventually discover yet again that it just isn't going to work out. If "We Believe" continued then we would have had to wait until we came down off of our high, and that would delay the recovering process. Our franchise hit rock bottom, and now we finally have a chance to turn the page. We needed this to happen.
Lets stop worrying about what could have been with Chris Webber.
Lets stop worrying about Todd Fuller, Joe Smith, Dunleavy, Patrick O'Bryant, etc.
Lets stop worrying about losing J-Rich and BD.
Like that ex-girlfriend, we needed bad things to happen in order to realize it isn't going to work and to finally end the relationship for good. We wouldn't have wanted Cohan and Co. to think the past 16 years of disfunction would have been forgiven. We needed to hit rock bottom, and we did.
We have missed a million opportunities, but don't waste your time beating yourself up over it. We are finally in the position to turn things around. We are finally in the position to use our Bay Area market and fanbase to attract big name free agents. Its hard to imagine that, but players will no longer be scared of coming to the Bay. With a competent front office, the Bay Area can finally tap into its basketball potential, and whoever taps in is bound to find a gold mine.
We have the Golden Child. Lets build.
*This is by no means an attempt to get anybody to forgive our front office. There is no way they can ever be forgiven for 16 years of disfunction.