Steph Curry has admitted that he is looking forward to the upcoming matches between the Golden State Warriors and the LA Lakers during the 2018/19 season. All eyes will be on the Western Conference clash this year, with the arrival of LeBron James certain to spice things up on the West Coast.
With the Warriors seeking their third consecutive NBA title (and fourth in five years), Steph Curry is once again tasked with rallying the Golden State Warriors roster ahead of the new season. Over the last few years the Warriors have dominated the Western Conference, while their LA counterparts have struggled to compete. In fact, the Lakers have failed to reach the playoffs since the 2012/13 season, when they lost 0-4 in the first round to the San Antonio Spurs. That could all change this season however, with four-time MVP LeBron James certain to give the LA franchise a much needed boost.
Steph Curry was drafted by the Golden State Warriors back in 2009/10 – the same season in which the Lakers won their most recent NBA championship title. Curry has since been at the forefront of the Warriors domination of the league, and will be hoping that his team can remain on top next season. That isn’t to say that Curry is afraid of a little competition however.
“It is a whole new-look Lakers team with some of the young kids,” said Curry. “It should be fun, the Bay Area and L.A. and the whole thing.
“When I first got into the league Oracle would be buzzing any time the Lakers came in.
“There probably will be a revolution of Lakers fans that are going to try to creep in but I hope Bay Area and Dub Nation we keep control of that competition because we’re on top right now.”
The Warriors will soon be joined by DeMarcus Cousins who is set to return from injury before the start of the new season. The induction of Cousins means that the Warriors will have five All-Stars in their team, something that Curry believes will give them a new dynamic.
“I think we got better. Obviously we lost some pieces that were very vital to us winning a championship but you’ve got to evolve.” he added.
“You’ve got to find different things to focus on as you’re trying to repeat, so it should be exciting.”