The Golden State Warriors are the most-hated team in the NBA. This isn't surprising; when you're great, you're hated. The hate is going to reach a new level heading into the 2018-19 season, though, thanks to the signing of DeMarcus Cousins.
The Warriors now boast five All-Star players, led by Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Golden State will once again be the massive favorite to win it all.
A title in 2019 would make for three in a row and four in five seasons. Few teams in NBA history have been as dominant as that.
Curry has a message on everyone hating on his squad heading into the season.
“So everybody says how we’re ruining the NBA—I love that phrasing; it’s the dumbest phrase ever. We are always trying to find a way to get better. If we were just happy with winning a championship and staying stagnant, we wouldn’t be doing ourselves justice.
“Obviously with KD (Kevin Durant signing in 2016), with DeMarcus this summer, with the bench guys that we’ve been able to sign, everybody is trying to get better and we just happen to be the ones who set the pace and set the narrative around how you need to structure your team to beat us.
“That’s great. I love that vibe, because it keeps us on edge seeing the ripple effect around the NBA and where guys are going and that type of stuff.”
The Warriors definitely aren't "ruining" the NBA, but they sure are making it a lot less competitive. Curry and his teammates don't need to apologize for that, though.
You can read his full interview with USA TODAY here.