Against the Warriors' killer center tandem of tubby, 6'-9" 21 y.o. Omari Spellman and 6'-9" scrap-heap pickup Marquese Chriss (with #1 and 2 centers Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney both ailing).Like most of you, I'm a Laker Hater from way back... BUT It's mildly entertaining watching those Silicon Nerds go silent in their shiny new building as AD slams alley-oops at will.
Warriors are coming back to reality for sure, but I kinda doubt those nerds (to the extent they cared) were expecting anything tonight other than AD and JaVale dunking freely. And I'm pretty sure an exhibit game coming off of one week's worth of practice in which Steph played 18 minutes and threw up a 40-foot airball on the opening possession doesn't tell us much one way or the other. Not that that prevented noted LeBron bootlicker Dave McMenamin from creaming in his jeans.
But yeah, I'll go along with "mildly entertaining." AD's a beast, JaVale's underrated, and LeBron's still great, if visibly slower. On the Warriors' end, it's kinda fun (or at least novel) to be stripped of our superpowers and watch guys like Jordan Poole, Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans, and Eric Paschall taking their lumps while figuring stuff out. DLo looked tentative and off in his first outing, but I think he and Steph will be super-fun to watch together when they develop some chemistry. Get WCS and Loon back and try to tread water till Klay gets back in March-April.