It appears like a new chapter can be added to the petty war between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. After facing each other in three consecutive NBA Finals, there’s no shortage of shots, insults, and slander between these two teams.
After a loss to the Boston Celtics, Stephen Curry weighed in on the likelihood of a new Finals matchup in 2018:
Stephen Curry on whether he’ll be back in Boston in June: “It’s looking very, very likely right now.”— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) November 17, 2017
Now, there are two ways to interpret this quote. It’s very possible that Curry felt humbled after the loss to the Celtics and now views them as the team to beat in the East. Given how the Warriors have typically responded to losses or any other form of adversity... let’s just say that it would be a change of pace.
The other possibility is that the primary intention of this comment was to lob a shot at the Cavaliers. The fact that he really emphasized the “very” by repeating it seems to indicate that he wanted it to be clear that it was an insult to the Cavs more than praise of the Celtics.
But as I said, it’s possible that the Warriors have turned over a new leaf and that this is an example of humility from Curry. You never know.