On the “NBA This Week” the main topic was the Golden State Warriors and whether they’re out of their funk or not. While their 30-point win over the Orlando Magic on Thursday was just what the doctor ordered, it was still Orlando and you don’t wan to draw too many conclusions from a win over a team like that.
The Warriors (54-14) have now won two in a row after losing 5 of 7 games, which represented the worst stretch of basketball in the Steve Kerr era.
Joining the show this week were Rick Kamla of NBATV; Derek Harper, Mavericks television color analyst; and the Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps. Kamla had some interesting opinions, including the one where he said the Spurs are going to edge the Warriors out for the No. 1 seed.
Harper was one of the toughest point guards of his generation, and he was very insightful about the game today and how it compares to his time in the NBA. Remember, Harper came into the league when it was Larry Bird and Magic Johnson’s league and played through the Michael Jordan era. So he knows a little something.
Bontemps conducted an MVP straw poll, soliciting opinions from 150 media people. Who is this year’s MVP: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James? Anyone else in the mix?