Mark Cuban believes the Warriors are the new villains of the NBA.
Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder agrees.
Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young disagrees.
"I don't think you play into the villain role," the 49ers legend said on Thursday. "The truth is this is a great group of guys ... these are great people. So you can rally around them. You can try to make them villains -- they're not.
"And the reason why they're great, is they're a selfless team ... you can label them however you want."
What does the NFL's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and touchdowns think?
"The villain? No," Jerry Rice said. "When a team is stacked like that, you have people pulling for the underdog, and it's gonna be up to the Warriors to prove them wrong.
"But that's not a bad thing to have. Ain't nothing wrong with that."
The Warriors are the overwhelming favorites to win the 2017 championship with 10/13 odds.
Young isn't over Golden State's Game 7 loss to the Cavs.
"Honestly, I'm still reeling from the Finals," he admitted. "I gotta be honest, I was all-in. And it was a rough, rough Finals. I think that they have a unique thing happening, kind of like the 49ers in the '80s and '90s. We were always in the championship hunt. Doesn't mean we're gonna win it every year. But we're gonna be around it every year.
"And you can see with management and what they have -- Kevin (Durant) had to make a tough choice. He wants to be with this organization, this group of guys, with this coach because he knows they are gonna be around the Finals now for five, six, seven -- as long as they don't screw it up -- half a dozen years."