Stephen Curry says he got over the sting of NBA Finals loss pretty quick
Stephen Curry hasn’t been haunted by this most recent loss in the NBA Finals after tasting defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors only a few weeks ago. The Golden State Warriors star told Adam Caparell of Complex that he’s more looking forward to next season than dwelling over what could have been had his team been fully healthy.
“I mean, the sting is pretty much done by now, but I’ll be thinking about it until we start playing again,” said Curry. “That’s part of the nature. You kind of go back and revisit what’s the best option for this game and what you could’ve done differently.”
Curry then explained the purpose of his most recent docu-series: “Stephen vs. The Game” — one of many projects he’s delved into during the offseason to encompass the intersection between his career, his faith, and his family.
“Part of what the docu-series is mostly showing is the most special thing I have and the most important thing I have is my family and the experiences that we get to go through so those are definitely a set perspective that I try to bring that stuff home with me, even the night after we lost Game 6, we had the entire team at the house and we were drinking some wine and having some fun, talking about the crazy year that we had and it was nothing like somber or down about any of it. It was more like a celebration of just how special this journey has been and knowing that it’s not over yet so I think in turn having people that support you, having your family, and you getting to share them it definitely helps keep things into perspective and not make it more tough to lose than it already is.”
Curry expressed regret after his 2016 Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, still partly blaming himself for taking a heavily-contested 3-pointer in the winding minutes of Game 7 against Kevin Love, noting he could have opted for a more fruitful shot.
Yet this loss doesn’t sting as much as a series in which the Warriors had a commanding 3-1 lead and let it get away from their grasp. Golden State was playing catch-up during most of the series and while the team gutted out some wins, they were clearly outmatched by a healthier and more physical Raptors team that earned a well-deserved first title.