The Golden State Warriors have finally provided a reason for their fans to feel a little of the anguish that every other fanatic lives daily, and may thank Stephen Curry's huge ankle.
If "thank you" is the word we are looking for here. And if "anguish" is the correct word to apply.
Those days, we can safely conclude, they are probably well done, but you will miss at least the next two weeks of play, taking it through the Memphis game on December 20 and maybe during the holidays, even the game would soon come in a disgusting way against Cleveland on Christmas day.
And the news will surely cause Warrior fans to start wondering if gold plating is off the gold bar, when in reality it probably is not.
The Warriors have too many toys on the list, and losing Curry may mean they have enough for a while. And although it is fundamental for his narrative as the team that can not be punished, it probably is not the small engine that exploits the railroad.
Means adjustments (Patrick McCaw here, Shaun Livingston there, a little more Kevin Durant with a slightly smaller margin of error, a greater interest in protecting basketball and a little less interest in harassing the officials), but not It should mean a free fall on the table in the Western Conference.
After all, that's what Durant's signature was 17 months ago, to give depth to the Warriors that could crush all opponents and allow them their little possession of peccadillos.
What they will lose, however, is a bit of capricious entertainment driven by racing when their shot always fell and their opponents fell to the ground in piles of clothes. They will be less fun. And they will be less important because Curry matters a lot.
But his wayward foot does not end the season like LeBron James would have if he had been lost in Cleveland for a prolonged period, or the way Washington has suffered. without John Wall.
At least I should not.
At least it's better than not, lest all the stories about its invulnerability and crystalline perfection be reduced to fragments of words and shrapnel. This is supposed to prove how good the Warriors are, not how fragile they are.
But if Durant, or Draymond Green, or Klay Thompson falls in the interim of Curry, we will revisit them. We will have to do it.