Steph Curry finds Warriors criticism from former NBA players ‘annoying’
Stephen Curry admitted that he finds the chorus of criticism toward the Warriors from former NBA players to be “a little annoying.”
Former players, including some greats of the game, have implied that Golden State wouldn’t have been as successful in days gone by due to the fact that the league was more physical.
“It’s starting to get a little annoying just because it’s kind of unwarranted from across the board,” Curry said Friday on the Bay Area News Group’s “Warriors Plus/Minus” podcast, via ESPN.com. “We have a very competent group, and we have fun when we’re out there on the floor, and it shows, obviously.
“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.”
Respected former players such as Charles Barkley and Oscar Robertson have both said tougher, more physical teams of their eras would handle the Warriors, while even more recent players like Stephen Jackson have taken shots too. The Warriors have their own response to this brand of criticism.