The Golden State Warriors will square off against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night to tip off the NBA season, with Kevin Durant facing his former team. Ahead of his matchup with the Nets, Stephen Curry reflected on his time playing with Durant in Golden State.
“You’d always kind of find yourself in awe of stuff that he could do on the floor,” Curry said, via Monte Poole of NBC Sports. “And I know he’s commented about [the same feeling] with me. That was a big part of our success, was kind of feeding off each other and that energy and that pursuit of greatness every day. When you see it up close and personal, you have no choice but to kind of meet that level every day.”
Durant spent three seasons with the Warriors after surprisingly leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder following the 2015-2016 season. And just as many expected, Golden State was nearly unstoppable when Durant was playing alongside Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.
In the three seasons that Durant was with the Warriors, they made the NBA Finals in all three years, only failing to win the title in 2018-2019. The duo of Durant and Curry was must-watch television when Golden State was playing in a nationally televised game.
Fast forward to now and Durant is set to make his debut with the Nets after missing the entire 2019-2020 season due to a torn Achilles. Despite being on different teams now, there seems to be a level of mutual respect between Curry and Durant. Both stars are set to face off on opening night.