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The Golden State Warriors have never fielded more elite talent during Steve Kerr's tenure than they tout this year.
... We're seeing plenty of adversity this year and I tell the players every year, there's a reason you pour champagne on each other when it's all said and done, because it is hard."
None of this means Golden State won't win the title or shouldn't be considered the clear favorite to do so.
But it does increase the possibility that the Warriors won't flip a switch until the playoffs.