Stephen Curry was the most criticized player after the Golden State Warriors choked against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals.
After acquiring Kevin Durant in free agency, Curry and the Warriors have drawn more criticisms for creating a “super team”, which some say is unfair for the other NBA teams.
Curry addressed the issue of being a “super villain” next season after they stole Durant from West rivals Oklahoma City Thunder. And after rumors and speculations that most fans consider Golden State as the most hated team in the league.
“All that narrative around our team, how people view us, doesn’t really matter to us. We are who we are and we’re championship contenders going forward,” Curry said to ESPN’s Darren Rovell about being one of the hated players or teams next NBA season.
“I kind of laugh at that. Obviously how the Finals ended [and] what happened, that’s sports. That’s what you love about it. I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. Obviously it stinks to not win, but playing for a championship for two years in a row has been an amazing, amazing journey and I don’t think it’s over.”
The Warriors had the 3-1 series lead over LeBron James and the Cavaliers but lost the last three games of the best-of-seven series. The Warriors’ finals loss was blamed on the two-time NBA MVP’s performance by most NBA fans.
The Warriors got a major help this summer when Kevin Durant decided to join the team, which has made the finals the last two seasons.
Durant shocked the world when he chose Golden State over other teams involved in the NBA rumors for KD like the Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and his previous team, the Thunder.
The changes in the Warriors line-up has drawn criticisms from the basketball world with most fans saying they “hate” it when franchises make “super teams”. However, Stephen Curry just does not care what other people think and the MVP say they will just try to win the title next season.
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