I am a huge sports fan and I often find myself reading these types of articles on a daily basis. Although, there are often times where I question the author and some statements they make. It is as these statements are made just to spark a senseless debate that will not lead to nothing. So for that reason, I chose to critique this article about the Warriors repeating this year as NBA champions. Note that this article was made right after this season started.
The author notes that LeBron James is “getting old”. The guy is only 31 years old! He definitely still has another title run in him. The author has a bias that old athletes can’t compete or win a title. Even though, LeBron is not considered old in my definition. The uses this as another bullet point to add to a list of reasons while the Warriors will repeat. It is if he is just beefing up the article with senseless points that do not make a whole lot of sense.
Another senseless/biased point is about there’s franchise history to be made by the Bay. So the Warriors are going to win a title just because they want to go to the playoffs or repeat? Doesn’t every team in the league want to go to the playoffs and win a title? It just feels like the statements made by the author are there to prove his point, but the statements are valid in my opinion. He backs some of them up, with more statements that are not true or accurate.
In conclusion, a majority of sports articles are opinions that are not backed up with the proper information. Rather, the information used to back up statements are more opinion based rather than actual facts.