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NBA News & Rumors: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson Slam James Harden and Paul Pierce

( [email protected] ) Oct 12, 2015 12:18 PM EDT
The Golden State Warriors have been the subject of criticism ever since the NBA team started winning back to back games in the previous season. When the Stephen Curry squad began to beat the likes of James Harden from the Houston Rockets, Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant from the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers, a storm of criticism bombarded the 2014 NBA champs. However, the intensity of the opposition of the haters and critics grew exponentially when Stephen Curry actually beat LeBron James as the Golden State Warriors won over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals basketball game. As the next NBA season approaches, the critics are once again voicing out their opinions - with the majority claiming that the Golden State Warriors will no longer be able to repeat the feat they achieved last basketball season.
The Golden State Warriors aim to keep the NBA title they won over the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Finals last season. Wikimedia Commons/Noah Salzman

The Golden State Warriors have been the subject of criticism ever since the NBA team started winning back to back games in the previous season. When the Stephen Curry squad began to beat the likes of James Harden from the Houston Rockets, Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant from the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers, a storm of criticism bombarded the 2014 NBA champs.

However, the intensity of the opposition of the haters and critics grew exponentially when Stephen Curry actually beat LeBron James as the Golden State Warriors won over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals basketball game. As the next NBA season approaches, the critics are once again voicing out their opinions - with the majority claiming that the Golden State Warriors will no longer be able to repeat the feat they achieved last basketball season.

One of the comments that got the goat of the Golden State Warriors' team members is the one uttered by Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers. "You need luck in the West," said Doc Rivers, referring to the ways by which an NBA team could stand out and eventually go home with the championship trophy. The Los Angeles Clippers president went on to share, "Look at Golden State. They didn't have to play us or the Spurs."

Presumably, the Los Angeles Clippers exec was hinting at his NBA team's bigger and better roster. With Paul Pierce added to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA vet is expected to push the basketball team to success courtesy of his experience and skills. As for the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA team has been known to dominate the league, with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker on the lead.

Moreover, the addition of LaMarcus Aldridge will make the San Antonio Spurs truly formidable this NBA season - a fact that will not be an issue for the Golden State Warriors if neither the Los Angeles Clippers nor the San Antonio Spurs emerge victorious in the playoffs. "That sounds pretty bitter to me," replied Klay Thompson, referring to the comment of the Los Angeles Clippers president. The other half of the Splash Brothers added, "If we got lucky, look at our record against them last year. I'm pretty sure we smacked them."

Meanwhile, Stephen Curry finally responded to the claim of Houston Rockets' James Harden regarding the MVP award. According to the Houston Rockets star, the award should have been his.

Instead of engaging in smack talk, however, Stephen Curry chose to be diplomatic about the issue. "Different guys find different ways of motivating themselves," responded Stephen Curry, according to Comcast Bay Area. "I've never been one to just. I'm obviously confident in what I do, and I know he's confident in what he does. It might come out in a different way. I try not to do a lot of talking, especially (regarding) things that have passed. Obviously, you've got to motivate yourself and I'm sure he's motivated this year to do some special things. I'm the same way."

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