Warriors star Stephen Curry speaks out on losing Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala
The two-time Finals MVP admitted that the Warriors lost a lot when those three left the team. But he also knows that no one can take away the things they’ve accomplished while playing together.
Steph Curry keeps it 💯:
“We lost a guy like Kevin Durant, who’s an all time great basketball player. We lost two veteran high IQ guys in Shaun & Andre who were like cogs in the wheel that kept us going… The look is different but nobody really has a sustained run like we did.” pic.twitter.com/x7ByymiiRf
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) August 13, 2019
Throughout the course of the 2018-19 season, rumors of Durant leaving the Warriors were already rampant. That eventually happened last month when KD decided to sign a four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
A lot of people thought that Durant was the only player that the Warriors would lose, but to everyone’s surprise, the Dubs decided to trade Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies and waive Shaun Livingston.
Durant, Iguodala and Livingston were vital pieces in the Warriors’ championship victories in 2017 and 2018. Although they came up short of winning a third straight title, Golden State was still able to reach the Finals for the fifth consecutive year.
As the old saying goes, good things always come to an end. That’s exactly what happened to the Warriors dynasty. Now, the team will have a new-look roster next season as they try to compete for the playoffs — and hopefully for the championship — in the loaded Western Conference.