It's Gettin' Hot, but Cool Soon?
Hot Start in Golden State Could Cool Off Quickly: by John Hollinger for the NY Sun
The last time the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth, Bill Clinton was still in his first term as president, Kurt Cobain was still alive, and a Swedish quartet called Ace of Base was taking the nation by storm.
Back in that 1993-94 season, the Warriors won 50 games behind a pair of young kids named Latrell Sprewell and Chris Webber. Since then, amazingly, they've been in the lottery every year - the longest drought in the NBA, and among the longest in all of sports. It's not like they've had close calls, either - their best result in that time was a 38-44 mark three years ago that still left them six games out of the money.