‘F**k These Guys’: Former Teammate Advised Steph Curry to Not Sacrifice For Kevin Durant and Others

Published 02/26/2021, 5:30 AM EST
Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


When Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors, an iconic super-team was born. The Dubs had four NBA All-Stars on their roster in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and KD.

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As expected, the Warriors dominated the league for the next three years, making it to the NBA Finals each season and winning two titles. While it was a sensational team, KD’s arrival meant Steph had to share the spotlight.

The team did a great job, but it took a sacrifice on the part of Steph Curry. He handed the keys of the franchise to Durant for those three years. One might wonder, did Steph sacrifice too much to let Durant settle into the team?

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David West talks about Steph Curry and the Warrior dynasty

Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) brings the ball down the court against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report by NBC Sports, former Warriors forward and two-time NBA champion David West had an interesting take on Curry and the Dubs’ dynasty run. He said:

“There were nights where I told Steph that first year, like, ‘F–k these guys, you got to go.’ He was trying too hard to, like, make everybody comfortable. He knows Klay wants to score, shoot the ball, that’s who Klay Thompson is. He knows that [Draymond Green] likes to have the ball in his hands so Dray can make plays. KD needs his time.

“So Steph was the one making the most sacrifices and I’m like, ‘Yo, the f–k you doing? You gotta do what you know, man.’ I would say that to him some nights and he’d look at me [funny]. Because I don’t think anybody would tell him, like, ‘Yo, you trippin’. You can’t pass that one, dog.'”

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Steph Curry is one of the most unselfish players in the league. Because of this trait, he sacrificed a lot during the Warriors’ championship runs. In fact, if he had played like his normal self, he might have had a couple of Finals MVP in his bag.

But instead, Curry decided to be the player who gets his teammates going. What are your thoughts on West’s comments? Do you agree with him?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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