That’s Amaury’s Podcast, News, & Commentary: Warriors stealing the spotlight from the Giants

AP file Photo: San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer speaks to reporters after a news conference in San Francisco, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

by Amaury Pi Gonzalez

SAN FRANCISCO–This time last year the San Francisco Giants were the best team in baseball, but soon in the second half they would hit the skids and became the worst team in baseball from July to September. This season the Giants are a bad team. Bad as in the old days, not “bad”like so good that it is ridiculous. Because that “bad”as in so good that is ridiculous now belongs to the Golden State Warriors, trying to sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers and win their second NBA title in the last three seasons. Reminds you of the Giants just a few years ago?

This Warriors team with Kevin Durant is a better team than last season, when they went up also 2-0 games in the Finals and lost to Lebron James and the Cavs. The Giants still continue to sellout AT&T Park, over 500 consecutive games, because they had a streak of three World Series titles from 2010 to 2014 and fans (as they are) thought that was going to last forever, but the only thing that is a certainty is ‘death and taxes’, and even the mighty Giants are included there.

For the Warriors this is their moment, this is their time in history. They need to win this year and maybe win another title again with this bunch to be among the elite NBA teams in history.

Remember when Michael Jordan returned after retiring in 1993 to lead the Chicago Bulls to the NBA title for the fourth time in six years? That team is considered one of the best in NBA history. Jordan returned to a supporting cast of guys like Scotie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr (among others) now the coach of the Warriors. The Warriors have a window of opportunity with the current team to become one of the best teams ever in the NBA. I remember the Bulls very well, because during those years I was the Spanish radio announcer for all the Warriors games home and away with the ball club. Best player I ever saw was Michael Jordan. Some say that this season Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA, even better than Lebron”All World”James. You can come to your own conclusion.In Cleveland Lebron is the best, here in the east bay, Durant with Curry a very close second.

For the Golden State Warriors this run during the years of the Lacob-Gruber ownership has been phenomenal. We can talk about everything this team this year has accomplished, but that will just be a topic of conversation unless they win the tittle again and they should.

The Warriors always, I repeat ‘always’ had great fans, didn’t matter where they played at the Cow Palace when they first moved here from Philadelphia, PA or the now very popular Oracle Arena, their home to until the move to San Francisco and their new facility, not far from AT&T and the Gigantes. Oracle Area with the Warriors in action has become Hollywood North, many Lear jets coming with show-business people to Oakland to see the Warriors play.

Just like the San Francisco Giants recruited a new generation of fans, winning their three World Series, the Warriors have recruited a new and young generation of fans here in the bay area, one of the most affluent places in the United States. Because one thing that unites all people in this country is winning.

1961-62 The Philadelphia Warriors was their last one in Philadelphia prior to relocating to San Francisco. Not too long from today they will return to San Francisco, their first stop here in the Golden State.

Good luck to the Warriors.


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