NBA’s Golden State Warriors featured in satire about a Netflix partnership
The Golden State Warriors are killing it in the NBA. After securing the 2014-2015 championship, the Steph Curry-led team kicked off the 2015-2016 with a 15-0 record (on its way to being 16-0, as they are dominating the ongoing game against Los Angeles Lakers). With its obvious dominance of the game, the team has become a darling of the press, with The New Yorker making it a central piece in a satirical article.
NBA’s Golden State Warriors really is making history. It started off by entering the elite group of teams that have secured 67 or more wins. It is also making waves in the current season with a perfect 15-0 run so far in the Western Conference. The team now adds to history by having a satirical article dedicated to it, talking of a mock agreement with Internet media streaming service Netflix to stream all of its games in the current season.
According to The New Yorker satirical article, Netflix will drop all of GSW’s games next weekend, making a perfect binge-watching choice for all sports fans. It even had really convincing mock quotes from NBA commissioner Adam Silver and current MVP Steph Curry. Said the article, Silver supposedly noted that people nowadays want to consume media whenever and however they want and the same may be true of basketball games.
The pretend quote from Curry also weighed in on the new venture, “At first, I wasn’t too sure about it. The path of a defending champ is a difficult one, beset on all sides by the demons of doubt and complacency, plus the ever-looming spectre of injury. Why ruin the suspense? But the games are all scripted anyway.”
Of course, NBA games cannot be “scripted,” which should be the most glaring clue that the article is anything but true. It’s all in good fun. It also proves just how strong a team Golden State is (even Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James agree), with eyes focused on them, either cheering them to keep up their steady win or waiting for them to make a mistake and ruin the perfect run.