Curry: Retired stars bashing Warriors ‘annoying’
First of all, I’m with Curry on this. The Warriors talk smack to other teams, but not historical ones. That means they’re forced to back up their play on the court, and they do it. Good for them.
Secondly, why is this always a one way argument? Maybe the 2016 Warriors would have lost to the Phoenix Suns in 1993, but the ‘93 Suns would probably get smoked by the Warriors in 2016. All that great “defense” the old guys talk about (wonderfully skill-based activities like constant hand-checking, pulling peoples jerseys, throwing elbows, punching people in the back, etc.) is illegal now. The Warriors don’t bypass that stuff because they’re soft – they bypass it because today, they’d get called for a foul. I’d like to see Cedric Ceballos guard Draymond Green and company in a call-your-own-fouls pickup game and stay on that pedestal of his.