Warriors’ Stephen Curry says it’ll be weird facing the new-look Cavs after several battles
The rivalry between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers was once one of the fiercest in the world of sports. This all changed this summer when LeBron James decided to move out West to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Warriors are set to face off against the new-look Cavs on Wednesday night, and it’s just not going to be the same. As Dubs star Stephen Curry describes it, it’s going to feel a bit weird:
“Man. Played them 30 times in four years,” said Curry, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “Always on Christmas or Martin Luther King Day or the Finals. Had some terrible feelings. Had some amazing feelings. Yeah, it’s going to be weird with a new look team.”
The Warriors are still pretty much the same side that has won three titles in the past four seasons — all against LeBron and the Cavs — as their core remains intact. However, the same cannot be said about the Cavaliers.
It’s simply amazing how the departure of one player has changed the fate of an entire franchise. Then again, this is LeBron James we’re talking about, and he is arguably the best player in the game today. Nonetheless, the transformation has been nothing short of astonishing — from making it to their fourth straight Finals appearance to having one of the worst records in the league in the span of just a few months.
The rivalry between the Warriors and Cavs is now officially dead, but as Curry said, the memories brought about by the unforgettable battles fought by these two epic sides will forever be etched in basketball’s history books.