Stephen Curry recently said he thinks the Warriors’ 2022 NBA title is the most meaningful championship of his career.
During a Sports Illustrated podcast interview, Curry said winning the 2022 Finals is “different,” especially since the Warriors ended their lottery streak and missed the playoffs in 2021 to return to the game and win it all. The Nuggets, Grizzlies and Mavericks on the road to best the Boston Celtics in six games.
A fourth title was significant and the process of climbing to the top of the NBA mountain was so meaningful that it was only natural that Curry shed tears on the court in the final seconds of the game and the Warriors won their fourth championship. Time in eight years.
“You’re not going to see me getting ugly on the court for no reason,” Curry said. “The raw emotion that came out after Game 6 showed how much this meant to me, how much this meant to our team.
“First, you don’t know what you’re doing until you achieve it, and then you’re celebrating. The next two were a kind of confirmation, they will try to remain champions. But after these three years and after winning that, it is definitely very special. “
Asked if he’d rather win back-to-back Finals games with Kevin Durant in 2017 and 2018, he said he’d take 2022 “all day, every day.”
The statement is even more vindicated when you realize Curry’s 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 rebounds per game on 48.7 percent shooting have erased any notion that he won’t dominate the NBA Finals after winning his first Finals MVP. The field and 43.7 percent from the arc.
“No, I want this,” Curry said. “No, give me this, all day, every day.”
Curry and the Warriors will look to start their championship reign with an opening night win over the Lakers on the same night they received their NBA Finals rings.