Warriors’ Stephen Curry says assembling talent ‘doesn’t guarantee’ it’s going to be a good team
The Golden State Warriors have been the most dominant team in the NBA for the past five years. They have won three championships during that span and were even able to build a team that comprised of four All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green.
But for Curry, a star-studded team doesn’t guarantee success all the time. In his interview with ESPN, the two-time MVP said that as talented as they were over the past five years, things weren’t always easy for them.
“Everybody talks about the amount of talent that we had on that team, but that doesn’t guarantee that you can figure it out on the court, that you can put all the pieces together to be successful.”
Curry has a point.
The Warriors were able to win 73 games during the 2015-16 season, but they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals despite leading the series 3-1. They landed Durant the next season and have won two championships with him, but then things started to fall apart last year when rumors came out that he’s already one foot out the door, despite the fact that Golden State was aiming for a third championship.
They still made it to the Finals but lost to the Toronto Raptors.
Talent is essential in building a championship contender, but no matter how good a team’s players are, if they are not willing to buy into the system, it will not work. That’s something that Curry and the Warriors were able to do in the past, which is why they have established themselves as one of the best dynasties in the history of the NBA.