Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry Ready To Defend Another Title

Stephen Curry’s loudly squeaking “Sour Patch” sneakers announced his presence during media day. Following that, he took a seat, nestled in his recognisable No. 30 shirt, and posed while holding all of his championship medals.

His elbows were resting on the other two trophies, which were on each side of him.

Heading into his 14th NBA season, the two-time MVP is demonstrating that his confidence is as strong as ever.

Curry grinned and remarked, “That championship light is genuine.

The NBA Finals MVP and star for Golden State will be 35 this year, but he’s still at the peak of his game and eager to lead the Warriors on another championship run.

Even though Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo refers to him as “the best player in the world,” he doesn’t take any of this success for granted since he is aware of how difficult it is to rise to the top season after season.

And accepting it. 14 years old. Curry stated on Sunday, “I feel prime and prepared to go. “I feel like I’m still improving mentally and am attempting to capitalise on it. It’s a long trip, but yesterday we were working on defensive strategy and other things, and for a little moment it seemed like we were still getting ready for the series against the Celtics and the finals.

For the reigning NBA champions, who leave the Bay Area on Tuesday for Tokyo in order to play the Washington Wizards in two preseason games on Friday and Saturday in Saitama, Japan, he will have Splash Brother Klay Thompson with him from the opening tip this season.

After being absent for more than 2 1/2 years due to two catastrophic injuries, Thompson made a comeback on January 9. The 32-year-old Thompson has not played since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, when Toronto won the series and he tore the ACL in his left knee. In November 2020, while recovering from surgery for that ailment, he tore his right Achilles tendon while scrimmaging on his own.

“I still remember the two years I had to watch, so I’m as hungry as ever. I can’t wait to play a full season and reassert my abilities, Thompson remarked.

A highlight of Curry’s second, shorter summer was returning to Davidson College to commemorate his graduation and coach Bob McKillop’s retirement following a 33-year tenure there.

Curry added, “Obviously you take advantage of the offseason and are aware of the effort you’ve put in over the course of your career, particularly the last three years. “Going back there was significant, and you embrace and value it. Appreciate the atmosphere you’ve created with the veterans on the new-look team based on the foundation.

“Very thrilled about what it means to start this season attempting to defend, and aware that there will be new difficulties for everyone as a team and everyone individually.”

Golden State’s “championship hangover,” according to Draymond Green, who also pledged to work hard to prevent complacency.

Andre Iguodala, a 38-year-old veteran swingman, is anticipated to sign and arrive Monday before the trip, which will be a major factor in that attempt.

Although we are all quite happy of what we did last year, Thompson noted that it is now in the past. “The greats never stop competing, and we all have different reasons why we want to take home another trophy.”

Both Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole claimed that they haven’t expended any more mental effort fretting about their unresolved contract issues.

Regarding getting an extension, Poole said, “I actually haven’t been paying attention too much.”

Despite being a key member of the team since the 2015 championship together with Curry, Iguodala, and Thompson, Green doesn’t anticipate signing a new contract before the start of the next season.

He remarked, “I don’t think it will happen. I’m only concerned about this season, being the best player I know I’m capable of being, winning another title, and accomplishing my own objectives.

That is the aim, he declared. Make it happen as long as I feel good about it.

Thompson could only consider it in awe when told of Looney’s objective.

Does he, back to back?” asked Thompson. “Crazy.”

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