David Robinson believes that the Warriors have a short window to win.
Robinson, a two time NBA Champion himself, a league MVP, and a Basketball Hall of Famer, is not overwhelmed by the newly formed Golden State Warriors and their addition of Kevin Durant.
Robinson expressed that due to contract timings, the combination of Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green may not be together for very long.
“It takes time, you look at what happened with LeBron [James], [Dwyane] Wade, and [Chris] Bosh. It took them a year or two to get their legs underneath them and figure things out and even then that run was relatively short,” said Robinson in an interview with Complex Sports.
Robinson is referring to the “decision” Heat team, which LeBron James predicted would win over seven championships together. In all, the combo was two and two in the NBA Finals before James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Robinson believes that the same fate could befall the new Warriors, saying that having to pay all of their star players could make their window short.
“So if you’re able to put together a team like this, you’re generally going to have a short window because you can’t pay all those guys to keep them together,” explained Robinson. “There’s the short window that’s going to end relatively quickly and it’s not as easy as going out to play.”
Steph Curry has one year left on his deal and Durant can opt out after this year.