Sometimes you want to kick the TV. Sometimes you want to hug it.
The latter happened last night during the long-awaited first meeting of the season between the Warriors and the Spurs, and the former happened this morning when ESPN was debating whether Golden State’s lack of competitive games was hurting the NBA.
After all, we wait weeks and weeks for Cavs-Warriors and Spurs-Warriors and what do we get? A bunch of 30-point blowouts.
But why is that considered bad? When you have a player playing as well as Stephen Curry is playing at this very moment, is there anything more exciting to watch (OK, you folks in Sacramento are excused if you are making an argument for DeMarcus Cousins, who has checked in at No. 2 in our latest MVP rankings). This is a guy who has knocked down 210 3-pointers and might get to 400 before it’s all said and done, and there is nothing that any team or any defender can do about it. Just ask Kawhi Leonard.
When a coach as great as Gregg Popovich comes out and says it was like watching men play against boys; and when a player as astute as Manu Ginobili is left acknowledging that the Warriors are just plain better than the 7-loss Spurs, we have something special on our hands.
When Tiger Woods and then Rory McElroy and then Jordan Speith were head and shoulders above anyone else in golf, was that boring to watch? C’mon, give me a break.
We are seeing history unfold before our very eyes, and as I said in this video with Noah Coslov of CineSport, it is mesmerizing to watch.
Chris Sheridan is publisher and editor-in-chief of SheridanHoops.com. Follow him on Twitter.