Few days after Klay Thompson and Andrew Bogut lashed out at doubters, reigning league MVP Stephen Curry has sarcastically “apologized” for his team’s championship-winning run last season.
There is a popular perception that NBA champions Golden State Warriors were fortunate to play a Cleveland Cavaliers team in the Finals sans all-stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Also, the Houston Rockets, who they knocked off in the Conference Finals, were without starting PG Patrick Beverly.
Ahead of Warriors’ preseason game against Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, Curry mocked the haters. “I apologize for us being healthy, I apologize for us playing who was in front of us. I apologize for all the accolades we received as a team and individually. I’m very, truly sorry, and we’ll rectify that situation this year,” said Curry.
Draymond Green, considered by many as the Warriors’ defensive anchor and locker room leader, didn’t hold back his words either. “If they (the critics) saying that, they aren’t the champs. It’s simple. Gregg Popovich didn’t say that. That’s one organization (the San Antonio Spurs) I really respect. And you haven’t heard anybody in their camp say that. You ain’t heard anybody from OKC say that, some of the organizations that I really respect,” Green said.
When asked if Green would be comfortable questioning someone else’s title run, he said: “I would feel bad about myself doing that. That’s just crazy to me, but that just lets you know how many people didn’t want to see us win. Because they sick.”
“People hate change. People don’t accept change well,” concluded Green.