In the media’s desperate and never-ending attempts to create easily-digestible narratives, the NBA Finals are one again being portrayed as a battle between LeBron James and Stephen Curry to determine who the so-called face of the League is.
Curry sees through the nonsense, and says he’s not interested in the debate.
"I'm not playing to be the face of the NBA or takes LeBron's throne. I'm just trying to win rings," Stephen Curry.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 1, 2016
Klay Thompson asked if Curry's the face of the NBA: "I don't think there's a face of the NBA, I think there's faces" pic.twitter.com/HSCwQzBmuL
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) June 1, 2016
According to the MVP, he Golden State Warriors are a much better team than the one which won the whole thing against the Cleveland Cavaliers last year.
Per the AP:
The 73-win Warriors are fresh off a Game 7 victory against the Oklahoma Thunder that capped a remarkable comeback from a 3-1 deficit, and they hope to roll that momentum right into Game 1 on Thursday night in front of their rockin’ home crowd at Oracle Arena.
“I know we’re a better team than we were last year, just off experience and what we’ve been through in this postseason, better equipped to kind of handle the scene of the Finals and all that’s kind of thrown at you when you get here,” Curry said. “The first time, it’s a whirlwind.”
Cleveland has its own reasons for these Finals to feel far different from last June. Namely: The Cavs are at full strength as they try again for the franchise’s first championship after losing in six games last year. […] “I don’t really get involved into the whole pressure thing,” James said of bringing a championship home to Ohio.