It got me to thinking: Who was the Warriors Media Day MVP?
Was it Klay Thompson, who showed off his effortless shooting stroke on the miniball net?
Or was it Andre Iguodala, who revealed he had an off-season knee treatment performed in Germany (aka "the Kobe treatment") and is now dunking like a beast again.
Was it the Larry O'Brien trophy, which lorded over all like a shiny dream?
Or, really, it had to be Klay, right? For making this crazy face:
I have another theory.
I think the Media Day MVP was something infinitely more subtle than any one player.
That's right, team. It was the "NOBODY BELIEVES IN US!!!" rhetoric that may well prove to be the MVP of this off-season, and specifically of this year's Media Day.
Honestly don't know if the Warriors are being disrespected or discounted relative to merit. Uncertain how to measure something like that— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) September 28, 2015
To which @HPBasketball (CBS Sports' Matt Moore) responded:
@SherwoodStrauss The "Are the Cavs set for a dynasty" think pieces would rain from the sky.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) September 28, 2015
That seemed to rile up our compatriots over at Fear the Sword, especially Ryan Mourton, who tweeted shortly thereafter:
Dope didn't even make through media day before the "WHO ISN'T RESPECTING THE WARRIORS ENOUGH" squads went on duty.— Ryan (@Ryan_Mourton) September 28, 2015
To which I had to respond:
@Ryan_Mourton yr goddamn right Ryan.— Bram Kincheloe (@BramKincheloe) September 28, 2015
To which he said:
@BramKincheloe SOMEONE SAID THEY WEREN'T A LOCK TO REPEAT! TO THE BLOGMOBILE!— Ryan (@Ryan_Mourton) September 28, 2015
@BramKincheloe Also I still have a picture of you passed out standing up so consider your responses wisely— Ryan (@Ryan_Mourton) September 28, 2015
Damn. Vegas stays with you forever, apparently.
Ryan, better burn those pictures buddy. Otherwise I'm sending #DubNation over to troll yr message boards.
Anyways, let us all thank the basketball gods that we have actual basketball things to talk about.
Can you believe that the season is almost upon us?
First preseason game is October 5th!!! Against the Toronto Raptors!!!
I can't wait.