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It was a big surprise when Sports Illustrated named the Golden State Warriors the 2018 Sportsperson of the Year, becoming the fourth team to ever be named to that honor.
The Warriors join the 2004 Boston Red Sox, the 1999 U.S. Women's Soccer team and the 1980 U.S. Men's Olympics hockey team. These teams had a major difference with the Warriors they were all inspiring underdogs.
White it is hard to argue with the dominance of the Warriors, I don't think they fit on the same list as the teams previously mentioned. In 2016, the Warriors set an NBA record 73 wins and then added a top-three player on their team in Kevin Durant.
If Sports Illustrated felt the need to reward the Warriors, they should have just given it to Steph Curry, as the team seems to fall apart without him. With Durant yelling at fans and feuding with Draymond Green, it's hard to imagine them winning anything without him.