Terrell Owens might be long gone from the Bay Area sports scene but he’s clearly keeping tabs on the Warriors as they gear up for the postseason.
After watching Golden State take down the Western Conference’s top two teams on back-to-back nights, the outspoken former 49ers wide receiver shared his thoughts on the Warriors.
Owens has a point.
The Warriors are without key rotation players like Kelly Oubre Jr. and Eric Paschall -- not to mention center James Wiseman who is done for the season -- but still managed to beat the Phoenix Suns 122-116 on Tuesday, one night after topping the Utah Jazz 119-116.
Golden State (37-33) has won six of its past seven and moved to four games over .500 to match its high-water mark on the season.
Owens is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame but spent three seasons as a basketball forward for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga before his NFL days, appearing in the 1995 NCAA Tournament. He has also showed off his hoops prowess at various events since then, highlighted by his impressive performance at the 2009 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
It’s too bad the Warriors were so horrendous during Owens’ tenure in San Francisco from 1996 to 2003, as they averaged just 23.6 wins per season in that span. No offense to Bobby Sura, but Steph Curry is much more fun to watch roam around the backcourt these days.
Who will Curry and the Dubs face in the playoffs? It could be the No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers or Portland Trailblazers, or the likely No. 10 seed San Antonio Spurs. No matter which team it is, it sounds like Owens will be picking the Warriors to come out on top.