Warriors star Stephen Curry contradicts LeBron James with surprising play-in remarks
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is embracing the pressure ahead of the play-in tournament next week.
Not that the Warriors can do anything about it after a rather up-and-down start to the season, but Curry is not running away from it and even expressed his excitement for what could be a fun and intense series of games right before the postseason.
Ahead of their crucial showdown with the Memphis Grizzlies that will decide the 8th and 9th seeds in the Western Conference, the Warriors star got real about the new format and shared how he doesn’t see it going beyond this 2020-21 should the league return to its normal 82-game schedule next campaign. However, he emphasized that the said extra competition could benefit the NBA this year.
“It will be interesting to see if it lasts beyond this year when we get back to an 82-game schedule. I don’t think it will, but this year it is what it is,” Curry shared, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.
“But it’s looking like it’s going to be some entertaining, fun, dynamic basketball. And if you can get to that point in any situation that’s good for the league.”
Stephen Curry and the Warriors have been one of the most exciting teams in the league this 2020-21, and for a good reason. After struggling with various injuries and roster problems, fans and experts alike have counted them out. However, behind Curry’s brilliance, they were able to climb back to the 8th seed and establish themselves as huge threats to any team–be it in the play-in or playoffs.
No wonder why they are loving the pressure-packed situation. Simply put, they are confident.
Interestingly, Curry’s latest comments about the play-in contradicts what Los Angeles Laker star LeBron James said about it when the Purple and Gold fell to 7th. Per James, the one who thought of the play-in tournament should be “fired.”
Certainly, that will be a hot topic once again should the Lakers and Warriors face each other in the first round of the play-in.