Steph Curry Finds Criticism From Retired NBA Players “Annoying”
Steph Curry canidly responded to comments made by retired Warriors players, calling their statements “annoying” and “weird.”
In a recent interview with Bay Area News Group podcast “Warriors Plus/Minus,” the player expanded on previous chatters on how other teams could take down the Warriors. Retired player Oscar Robertson spoke to ESPN radio this week on how former Warriors in the 2006-07 season could beat the present team over beliefs the game isn’t as physical as the past, giving them opportunity to defeat the team.
San Jose Mercury News reports the team’s Andrew Bogut also discussed how his team in Melbourne, Austraila could take on the team.
After taking a lighter approach to the comments, Curry explained the team doesn’t mind the banter, but the comments are now unneeded. “When you hear, honestly, legends … kind of come at you, it’s kind of just weird,” he said.
“It’s starting to get a little annoying just because it’s kind of unwarranted from across the board. We have a very competent group, and we have fun when we’re out there on the floor, and it shows, obviously.”
With a 52-5 record the team is taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday evening (Feb. 27). Curry later explained the team should be focused on the present.
“We enjoy what we do. But for the most part, you don’t hear us talking about, you know, comparing ourselves to other great teams and ‘We could beat this team, we’re better than this team.’ We’re living in the moment.”
Iconically, Draymond Green and Curry have been compared to Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen which is saying a lot.