Stephen Curry reminded everybody that the Golden State Warriors were a complete nightmare for the rest of the NBA, explaining why the entire league wants to beat them so bad after making life really hard for them. The point guard is having an entertaining season with the Dubs, trying to make this team a competitive one after ruling the league from 2015 through 2019.

After the Lakers beat the Warriors, 117-91, Steph made it clear that he knows the other 29 franchises have big desires to defeat them for all the memories they collected in the past five years.

“Teams still want to beat us and beat us bad. They still have a lot of memories from the last five years.”

Well, Richard Jefferson replied to the Golden State Warriors superstar, claiming that the things they did during their successful runs were disrespectful and some veteran players haven’t forgotten or forgiven that. Therefore, they will try to destroy them if they have the chance (3:00 mark).

“One thing that we gloss over because the game has changed. Remember all of the turning around and high-fiving each other cause Steph is that good of a shooter?” Jefferson said. “Like 90s basketball players, early 2000s players, that would’ve been a fight. That would have 100 percent been a fight. But the rules have changed and all that stuff is good and fine now. Other players are doing it.

“So the point is, they were doing some quote unquote historically disrespectful stuff on the court and whooping you, and there was nothing you could do about it.

“So, now that you’re down? Oh no no no no no, we’re going to put that gas pedal. I don’t care how far you are down, we’re going to keep that gas pedal. When I say that he was doing disrespectful stuff it’s not, that’s part of the game, it’s cool as a bat flip, it’s whatever. But, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, that would never have been allowed. So, there are still some old heads in this game that want to put it on them for the show.”

The Warriors are now with Curry and Draymond Green leading the pack after Klay Thompson went down with another season-ending injury. The sharpshooter knows they had a big moment and now are trying to be more ‘average’ and see what life is like when you don’t have Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson terrifying the rest of the association.

This article first appeared on Fadeaway World and was syndicated with permission.

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