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This really isn’t something that has happened before, and it’s lazy thinking to keep saying it is. Not everything is opinion; there’s verifiable fact that the dominance seen now isn’t the same as the examples you give above.

To wit:

The 88 Lakers lost 9 games on the way to the championship, with a 7 game WCF against Utah.

The 90 Pistons lost 5 games on the way to the championship.

The 91 Bulls lost 2 games on the way to the championship, with 2 close games in the finals (an OT win, and a win by 7)

The 92 Bulls lost 7 games on the way to the championship, including a 7 game series against NY

The 93 Bulls lost 4 games on the way to the championship, with Portland actually tying the Finals at one point.

The 96 Bulls lost 3 games on the way to the championship, with Seattle actually winning 2 in a row after going down 3.

The 97 Bulls lost 4 games on the way to the championship, with Utah actually tying the Finals at 2–2.

The 98 Bulls lost 6 games on the way to the championship, with Indiana pushing them to a 7 game series.

Meanwhile, today, the Warriors are about to go 16–0, surprising pretty much no one, because they were already the greatest historical team record-wise, then added the last non-Warrior MVP to their lineup at virtually no cost. The team that would have -already- been the heavy favourite regardless of opponent added another MVP in his prime.

This is unprecedented. We have NOT seen anything like this before, so people should really stop saying so.

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