Once the darlings of the NBA, the Golden State Warriors are primed to take on the role of the villain after blowing a 3-1 lead in the Finals and signing Kevin Durant in the offseason. Curry, however, doesn’t necessarily agree with that narrative.
In an interview with ESPN‘s Darren Rovell, he said that he “kind of laughs” at the notion that LeBron and the Cavs’ come-from-behind Finals win and the signing of KD flipped the script for the Dubs:
“I kind of laugh at that,” Curry said. “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.
“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 was clearly banged up during the Warriors playoff run, and while he denied being injured during the Finals, Curry now admits that he wasn’t 100%.
The reigning MVP is out in China as part of an Under Armour promotional tour and during the same interview with ESPN, he admitted to being banged up, but refused to use injuries as an excuse for why the Warriors blew a lead in the Finals:
“I wasn’t 100 percent, but who cares? I was playing. I was out there trying to help my team win and that’s all that really matters. I’ve taken advantage of the summer to get right and I still have a little bit of work to go.”
Curry did not undergo any type of surgery in the offseason, but did sit out the 2016 Olympics to rest up for the ’16-17 run.