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Reddit User Has Genius Idea On How To Beat The Warriors

Steph Curry chewing on his mouth guard.

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The 2018-2019 Golden State Warriors could be the most stacked team in NBA history. Armed with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, the back-to-back NBA champions were already set to be the favorite to win it all again. But after the addition of star big man DeMarcus Cousins on a mid-level exception, it seems all but guaranteed that the Dubs will be winning their fourth title in five years next June.

That is, unless someone comes up with a sneaky game plan on how to beat them four times in a playoff series before next April. One Reddit user may have cracked the code.

A user who goes by taboadc has an idea on how to leave the Warriors exposed when the playoffs come around. He/she suggests that every team in the league should bench its stars when they play the Warriors during the regular season. He/she wants to let the Warriors go 82-0, but leave them without a real sense of what playing against top competition feels like.

Then, in the playoffs, teams play their best players. The Warriors aren't ready, and get knocked off.

Yes, it's far-fetched. But it's as good a theory as we've seen on how the Warriors could be taken down next year:

Every single team needs to rest their starting lineup and any good bench player against GSW. Play the bench the whole game, bring up some 2-way contracts for that game, lose it by 100pts. Let them go 82-0.

That way, not only is every GSW game even less competitive than it has been, but they will spend the entire season playing to the level of a bench - then in the playoffs they have to play against the good players and will struggle as the competition will increase dramatically.

If this strategy was used, I could see them dropping 3 or 4 games in the playoffs.

No, we can't imagine too many NBA coaches - other than San Antonio's Gregg Popovich, employing this strategy. But it would be hilarious to watch, and hilarious for league commissioner Adam Silver to have to deal with.