Steph on LeBron the Laker: ‘You’ve still got to beat us’

Curry slams the notion the Warriors are 'ruining' the NBA

Karl Buscheck
July 11, 2018 - 10:13 am

With Lebron James now a member of the Lakers, Golden State’s longtime Finals rival will be seeing a lot more of the Warriors during the regular season.

James will also have to get past the Warriors if he wants to keep his streak of eight consecutive Finals appearance alive — much less win a fourth title — as Stephen Curry pointed out in an interview with Sam Amick of USA Today.

“It’s going to be fun for fans, playing (more) in the regular season and who knows in the playoffs,” Curry said. “So the West obviously got stronger with LeBron but you’ve still got to beat us.”

Curry also recounted how he learned about the Warriors interest and eventual signing of DeMarcus Cousins. Some five hours after the birth of his son, Jack Cannon, was born, prez/GM Bob Myers called to offer his congratulations float the Boogie idea to Steph.

“(Myers) laid out how it happened with DeMarcus’ free agency, and the early stages and what-not, and he was like, ‘Hey if we can sign him would you like to play with him?’” Curry recalled. “And I said, ‘Obviously, hell yeah. That would be amazing.’”

Oh, and don't tell Steph the Warriors have wrecked the NBA.

"So everybody says how we’re ruining the NBA — I love that phrasing; it’s the dumbest phrase ever," Curry said. "We are always trying to find a way to get better. If we were just happy with winning a championship and staying stagnant, we wouldn’t be doing ourselves justice."

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