Dynasty and greatest are words not to associate with Warriors

The shelf life of the Warriors dynasty is as long as it takes the laughter to die down.

As for being the greatest team ever, the polite thing is to try not to giggle.

Nice little team the Warriors, two NBA titles in three years, very nearly running the table this time, clearly the best of an unremarkable period in professional basketball, the Age of LeBron, and the accent is on age.

How much longer the gold standard will be losing at the end, as LeBron James persists in doing, depends on James’ willingness to defy the toll of years.

Kevin Durant — they will be whatever their disciples wish them to be. But one thing they will not be is a dynasty.

It is the habit in sports to demand such things be true. Except for the ’85 Bears — a one-win dynasty — any team with multiple success is the greatest, not just the latest.

The greatest team must have the greatest player, too. That is part of the judgment, so Steph Curry is overpraised and Durant is offered as the real heir to Michael Jordan and so on.