Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry reflected on the three years he spent with fellow star Kevin Durant. For the two-time MVP, both of them ‘got better’ in those years they spent together donning the Warriors jersey.
Per Eric Ting of SF Gate, Curry believes that the whole process that they went through to win two championships made them better individuals — both as players and as people:
“We won two championships and I think we both got better throughout the process both as basketball players and as people,” Curry said. “With the demand every single night to be great and everything that comes with… it’s a lot to handle and I think me and him especially on that level could connect.”
Stephen Curry also chimed in on Durant’s decision to move to the Brooklyn Nets. For Curry, what Durant did is what every player in the league wants. And he’s simply happy for his former teammate.
“Obviously at the end of the day with him going to Brooklyn, you’re just trying to make sure he’s happy and going to a place he feels like he needs to be,” he said. “At the end of the day you have to be happy about that for him. That’s what every player in this league wants, to be in a situation where they can decide where they want to play.”
Stephen Curry on his final meeting with Kevin Durant: “At the end of the day – him going to Brooklyn – you gotta make sure he’s happy… We’ll always remember the three years we had… we’ll be probably back here down the road celebrating those [titles].” pic.twitter.com/mw7TJq42eM
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) August 13, 2019
Indeed, the Curry-Durant tandem was one of the most deadly duos in basketball history. Here you had two former MVPs in their prime donning similar jerseys. The result was two titles and a place in history as one of the greatest teams in the NBA.