Golden State Warriors: 3 reasons they’re more fun without Kevin Durant

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We know, the more stars the better…right? Yet somehow, there’s an undeniable truth of how entertaining the Golden State Warriors can be without Kevin Durant.

As we enter what will be the Golden State Warriors‘ fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals on Thursday, many fans will feel let down in the absence of the 10-time All-Star, Kevin Durant.

His arrival in the Bay area in the summer of 2016 has been nothing short of a golden ticket to the Finals after becoming arguably the most valuable piece in their starting five. However, let’s not forget, this team was a sight to see far before Durant landed in Golden State.

With so much attention on what will ensue after the Finals come June 30 in free agency, Durant’s decision could alter how the Warriors proceed in terms of firepower moving forward, but not by much. This was a team that, one year prior to his decision to join forces, cemented a 73-9 regular season record, surpassing that of even the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

With or without Durant in the Finals or in the seasons to come, the Warriors can still display the same style of ball they revolutionized seasons ago. Here are three reasons why they’re more fun without him.