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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry had a message for skeptics and naysayers Thursday night as he celebrated his fourth championship in the locker room with his teammates.
“What are they going to say now?”
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Curry’s message appeared to be aimed at analysts and pundits who declared the Warriors’ championship streak was over once he and Klay Thompson suffered injuries. Golden State was at one point the worst team in the NBA, but once they fully recovered, they immediately turned things around.
Curry had a cigar in his mouth and sprayed his teammates with champagne after the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics in Game 6, 103-90. It was the Warriors’ fourth title in eight years and the seventh title in franchise history.
The cameras captured him counting on his fingers the number of titles he has won in his career. He can now add NBA Finals MVP to his list of achievements as well.
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Curry had 34 points and had seven rebounds and seven assists in the game. He played in 40 minutes and was 12-for-21 from the floor, including 6-for-11 from 3-point range.
“We found a way to do it,” Curry told reporters after the game. “It’s part of a championship pedigree, our experience… We built this over 10 or 11 years. That means a lot when you get to this stage.”
The superstar guard has won four championships, but the first three were Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant, who earned NBA Finals MVP in previous wins. The rings arrived in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
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He finished the playoffs averaging 25.5 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game.
Associated Press contributed to this report.