OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors celebrity Stephen Curry believes that traditionally nice groups in any period ought to have the ability to stand on their very own deserves in the annals of historical past, however he is not going to let anyone assume they’ll beat his Warriors.
After listening to about Shaquille O’Neal’s feedback in which he mentioned his Los Angeles Lakers crew that won three titles in a row could “simply” beat the Warriors, Curry defended his crew’s honor.
Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson stopped by the crew’s observe facility, stunning present coach Luke Walton, who says he has saved in contact with his mentor.
Feedback questioning whether or not astronauts ever landed on the moon had been a joke, Stephen Curry informed ESPN’s Nick Friedell on Wednesday. Curry additionally mentioned he’ll settle for a suggestion to go to NASA’s Johnson House Middle.
“Oh, he is lifeless flawed,” Curry informed ESPN, with a assured smile, prior to Wednesday’s sport towards the Toronto Raptors. “After all. We might beat them. We will go back-and-forth all day.”
O’Neal informed USA As we speak Sports activities that his Lakers that won three straight NBA titles between 2000-02 would don’t have any downside beating Curry and the Warriors.
“I believe we would simply win,” O’Neal informed USA TODAY Sports activities. “Different folks may really feel totally different, they [the Warriors] may really feel totally different. However we had top-of-the-line groups of all time in 2001 once we went 15-1 in the playoffs. We might’ve gone 16-Zero however A.I. went off on us and stepped over Ty Lue.”
The Warriors try to change into the primary crew since O’Neal’s Lakers to win three straight NBA championships. The subject of O’Neal’s feedback got here up when Curry was requested what’s it like for he and his teammates to be in contrast to the Michael Jordan/Scottie Pippen-led Chicago Bulls groups that won back-to-back-to-back titles on two separate events in the course of the ’90s.
As somebody who has been across the sport his total life, Curry acknowledged that he finds it “laborious” to examine groups from totally different elements of historical past.
“For me, I believe it is a powerful dialog as a result of I’ve at all times discovered it laborious to examine eras to one another,” Curry mentioned. “However in phrases of getting three banners up there and create parallels and comparisons to how they dominated the league via their run to what we’re doing now, I believe that speaks quite a bit by itself. Simply in phrases of us carrying out the aim and fulfilling the potential that we now have.
“And we’re nonetheless in the center of it so — I chortle typically, I noticed Shaq as we speak talked about his three-peat championship crew would have destroyed us for no matter purpose. All these conversations are simply entertaining as a result of (1) who is aware of? (2) the sport is so totally different. Groups that dominated their respective eras want to be left alone in phrases of what meaning. Hopefully that is how they will method us after they discuss us 20, 30 years from now trying again.”