Curry's Warriors are aiming to become the first team to three-peat since the Lakers from 2000-02.
Shaquille O'Neal may have nearly a foot on Stephen Curry, but he doesn't necessarily have historical superiority according to the Warriors guard. After O'Neal said his early-2000s Lakers teams would "easily win" in a hypothetical matchup against the Warriors on Tuesday, Curry responded on Wednesday night by saying O'Neal is "dead wrong", according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.
"Oh, he's dead wrong," Curry said. "Of course. We'd beat them. We can go back-and-forth all day."
O'Neal cited the Lakers dominant 2001 postseason run, a 15–1 effort with the lone loss coming in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors have been no slouch in the postseason, either. They went 15–1 in the 2017 playoffs and have won three of the last four NBA Finals.
"For me, I think it's a tough conversation because I've always found it hard to compare eras to each other," Curry said. "But in terms of having three banners up there and create parallels and comparisons to how they dominated the league through their run to what we're doing now, I think that speaks a lot on its own.
Golden State is shooting for a three-peat in 2018-19. The Warriors would be the first team since O'Neal's Lakers in 2000-02 to accomplish the feat if they hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June.