If the Warriors have a superstar, who is it?
You probably answered Stephen Curry. It is a reasonable response, and a certain amount of information backs it up. As a point guard, he is coming along real fast. He is a great shooter, flat-out great. And he is exciting and he is the Warriors' best player without a doubt.
But the Spurs managed to shut him down some of the time and contain him some of the time, and when you think superstar, you don't think shut down or containment. This is no knock on Curry. It is stating the facts.
Let's just say Curry is a superstar in the making, and let's just say he's not the Warriors' superstar.
So, who is it?
Bob Myers, that's who. He held his season post-mortem at Warriors headquarters Monday morning. In case you're not Warriors-conversant, Myers, 38, is the general manager. He's quite a general manager, indeed.
He made a bigger imprint than anyone else on this season's wonder team. He made a bigger imprint than Curry, than coach Mark Jackson, than owner Joe Lacob. He is the shining star of the organization.
What's such a big deal about Myers?
Until he showed up April 24, 2012, the Warriors stunk. There is no kind way to put it. They stunk and they had no hope, no vision, no nothing. They were a joke franchise in the NBA.