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Stephen Curry On Kevin Durant's Fight With Draymond Green And The Future Of The Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors are on a journey to win their third championship in a row and their fourth in the last five years. However, the recent on and off court conflict between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green may be just the thing that stops the Warriors in their tracks.

Two time MVP, Steph Curry, has other thoughts, believing the rift between the two won’t stop the Warriors this season. Curry spoke for the first time about the matter publicly last Saturday Night.

“I think the way we’ve handled it as a team, the way Draymond’s handled it, the way KD’s handled it, it’s been nothing but professionalism,” Curry said.

Curry believes that his two teammates bring out the best in each other and that even though they’ve never had a blow up like this before, this won’t have any impact on the Warriors long term.

“They have a lot of equity built in their relationship,” Curry said. 

“They’ve won championships together. They’ve brought out the best in each other. Obviously, I don’t think they’ve had an incident to this level, but you don’t have the experiences that you’ve had and go through the journey that we’ve been on and let it be derailed by something like that.”

“We have the opportunity to do something extremely special this year,” Curry said. “There’s going to be ups and downs and bumps in the road, whether it’s self-inflicted or whether it’s from outside. At the end of the day nothing should distract us from what our goal is.”

The incident occurred earlier last week in an overtime loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, the on-court argument has been a massive talking point and has many experts having concerns about whether the Warriors can hold it all together for the rest of the season.

The continued speculations of where Kevin Durant will be playing next season has certainly continued after his blow up with Green, many believe that the two-time Finals MVP will be out of Golden State whether the Warriors win another championship or don’t.

Adding further problems for the Warriors start to the season, Draymond Green will now be sidelined with Steph Curry due to an ongoing toe injury to his right foot. Green is expected to miss the next two matches against Dallas and the San Antonio Spurs. It’s frustrating for the three-time NBA champion who has already missed games this month due to that same injury and due to his one-game suspension from the club.

The importance of Steph Curry to the Warriors has been highlighted over the last couple of weeks with the side struggling in some matches without their All-Star guard. Curry’s fitness will be just as important to the relationship of Durant and Green if the Warriors want to achieve the unbelievable feat of a three-peat.

Golden State Warriors lost 3 games in a row in Texas without Stephen Curry. The last time they lost 3 in a row was March when they played without Curry as well.

Their record without Stephen Curry, in the Steve Kerr' era, is 22-22.

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