So now that the Golden State Warriors are on the verge of winning their second title in three years, maybe going 16-1 in the playoffs on the way, a lot of old walked-to-school-ten-miles-uphill-both-ways guys are saying they really aren't that good, that their teams could have beaten these Warriors.
Magic has said it about his 1980s Lakers. Julius Erving has said it about his 1983 Sixers. A lot of people, notable and otherwise, have said it about the Michael Jordan Bulls of 20 years ago.
Know what Warriors' coach Steve Kerr's response was to that?
They're right, Kerr told NBA.com the other day.
"They would all kill us," he said, masterfully maintaining a straight face. "The game gets worse as time goes on. Players are less talented than they used to be. The guys in the '50s would've destroyed everybody. Its weird how human evolution goes in reverse in sports. Players get weaker, smaller, less skilled. I don't know. I can't explain it."
Now that, folks, is some nuclear-option snark right there.
Well played, Coach. Well played, indeed.