Curry: Criticism of Warriors from retired stars ‘a little annoying’

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Curry: Criticism of Warriors from retired stars 'a little annoying'
Saturday February 27th, 2016

Stephen Curry responded to criticism the Warriors have received from some retired former NBA stars, admitting “it’s starting to get a little annoying.”

Curry spoke on the “Warriors Plus/Minus” podcast by the Bay Area News Group on Friday, discussing recent comments by Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and retired players Stephen Jackson and Cedric Ceballos. Robertson said he believes the Warriors’ success stems largely from the modern style of play which forgoes defense, and the latter duo said their respective former teams (2006–07 Warriors, 1993–94 Suns) could have beaten Golden State.

The Warriors, for the record, are 53–5 after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in a classic 121–118 overtime victory, in which they also clinched a playoff berth. They remain ahead of the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls’ 72-win pace.

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“It’s starting to get a little annoying just because it’s kind of unwarranted from across the board,” Curry said. “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.

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“When you hear, honestly, legends ... kind of come at you, it’s kind of just weird,” he also added.

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