Stephen Curry Explains What Makes the Warriors Core Special

Stephen Curry Explains What Makes the Warriors Core Special

Edwin Kiplagat
  • The trio of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are one of the best in NBA history
  • They recently led the Golden State Warriors to their fourth NBA title
  • Although they are close to calling it a day, they are still a formidable trio

When it's all said and done, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson will go down as one of the best trios in NBA history.

Curry recently explained in detail why the trio have gotten along for over a decade with the Golden State Warriors.

Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Warriors
Andre Iguodala #9, Stephen Curry #30, Draymond Green #23, and Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors pose with their championship rings in front of a championship banner. Photo by Ezra Shaw.
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The Warriors' core faced an uncertain future in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. The title was slipping away, and at that time, it seemed the writing was on the wall after Thompson tore his ACL.

They had the worst record in the NBA in the 2019/2020 season; the Memphis Grizzlies knocked them out of the playoffs in 2021.

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However, they made a triumphant return last season. They returned to the NBA Finals, proving that what they did before was not by chance.

When healthy, the trio have been nearly impossible to beat. Only three teams have beaten them when healthy in a best-of-seven series. The San Antonio Spurs in 2013, the LA Clippers in 2014 and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, per the Athletic.

Curry on what makes Warriors core special

According to NBC Sports, the two-time MVP said their personalities fit perfectly.

"We have different games, different personalities, different ways to communicate, but they all mesh, and there's like a seamlessness when we're out there on the floor and even in life where you don't have to be anything other than yourself. And that's what makes us special and has allowed us to sustain it as long as we have."

The 35-year-old added that their success is because everyone's eyes and minds are fixated on one goal. He briefly explained what the team expects from everyone.

"We need Draymond to be the fire guy. The guy is going to challenge the locker room, challenge us on the court...We need Klay to be the guy that's so consistent with his competitiveness....I try to lead by example, obviously growing into my voice from a vocal leadership perspective, but also knowing I have to be the most consistent, the hardest worker every single day, and people will follow that lead."

The defending NBA champions have struggled for consistency this season, but every team will be wary of them come playoff time.

How Byrant influenced Curry

Sports Brief earlier reported how five-time NBA champion the late Kobe Bryant inspired Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry.

Curry once recalled how Bryant showed respect to him during his rookie season in the NBA. The Warriors were hosting the Lakers at Oracle Arena.

Since then, Curry has become one of the biggest stars in basketball. He revolutionized how the sport is played and has inspired millions around the world, just like Bryant.