NBA rumors are suggesting that the Golden State Warriors are more upset about all the comparisons than they are really leading on. According to ESPN, Stephen Curry stated that the team was starting to get a little annoyed that former NBA players are trying to say that they couldn’t be successful in other eras. Many believe that this is only going to add fuel to the fire and drive the Warriors even further into their quest to repeat as NBA Champions.
When Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls went 72-10, it was the most successful season in NBA history. As the team was chasing the record, fans and analysts all started comparing them to some of the best teams that the National Basketball Association has ever seen. When the Golden State Warriors started the season off with victory after victory, it was inevitable that people were going to start comparing them to the Bulls.
For Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the comparison is a bit different and not as fun in nature. Long known as two of the best players in the history of the NBA, Robertson and Abdul-Jabbar believe that the Golden State Warriors would not be doing this well if they were playing in an era where defenses were allowed to be tough. Robertson especially feels that Stephen Curry would have been bullied by tougher guards back then.
Though not quite the legend that Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were, Stephen Jackson played in the NBA as well. He has also chimed in on the team that Stephen Curry is leading to the winning season record. Jackson stated that the Golden State Warriors team that he played for back in 2006 and 2007 were a much better squad than the current one that has been dominating the National Basketball Association.
In the big picture, all of this talk doesn’t really mean much. However, if it provides Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors with more motivation, and leads them to another NBA Championship, then the current players and coaches in the NBA would hope that the former players would stop taking shots so they have a chance to compete.
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