Critics have been quick to dismiss the Golden State Warriors as title contenders after two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant left via free agency this summer and Klay Thompson tore his ACL.
Stephen Curry isn’t letting the haters bother him, per NBC Sports’ Logan Murdock:
“I just laugh at it. Anybody can say anything about anything nowadays and it can pick up steam. So we’ve had lots of support. We’ve had a lot of criticism on the way that doesn’t change now. Just what they’re saying is different so doesn’t change how we go about our business.”
Golden State has played in each of the last five Finals, with the first two coming before Durant’s arrival to the Bay Area. With a core of Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green, the Warriors won the championship in 2015 and set an NBA record by going 73-9 in 2015-16 before blowing a 3-1 lead to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals.
source: bleacher report