(K. Brent Tomer),
IT IS a fitting sign of our unequal times that the team representing the most accomplished 1%—OK, 3% if we’re being technical—of North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) has just gotten almost inconceivably richer. The Golden State Warriors won the league championship in 2014-15, and set an all-time record for regular-season wins in the campaign that ended last month, falling just one game short of a successful title defence in their final playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although they finished 2015-16 on a disappointing note, their campaign will still go down as one of the most impressive in the sport’s history. In a season full of highlights, their greatest achievement was probably battling back from a three-games-to-one deficit in the semi-final round against the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the series in seven games.