The Warriors can do no wrong--as a fan of the mighty NBA dubs for forty years--most of those spent in professional basketball purgatory, this recent championship run has been well worth the wait.
The only blemish on this fairytale is the Warriors' misguided plan to move across the bay, why? to go from being worth $2.5 billion or so to $3 billion or so? Ridiculous if you ask me and I get the feeling I'm not alone.
Fortunately, courtesy Mission Bay Alliance, that new zip code has been put on hold, and even better news today (Wednesday) the Dub's San Francisco plans are further enmeshed in legal turbulence. Nobody said it was going to be easy building a sports arena in the city, including me and here's hoping it gets even more murkier. Opposition continues to grow.
I love the Warriors, from 1975-era Rick Barry to Nate Thurmond to the present-day wonder Splash Brothers. But this SF arena makes zero sense unless you're the Warriors' owners who want to make more millions atop of their billions and billions.
Of course, outside of the Chronicle's Matier and Ross, the Bay Area media has largely ignored the trials and tribulations of the proposed move even though at the very least, the idea of an 18,000-seat arena in Mission Bay would probably constitute a traffic, logistical nightmare. Just what the doctor didn't order: building that arena directly across the street from a hospital? You gotta be kidding me.
Oh well, this is one legal Game 7 in the making.