Draymond Green doesn’t believe that this year’s Warriors are a second coming of the ‘We Believe’ Warriors because of Steph Curry.
The Golden State Warriors looked to remain title contenders following Kevin Durant’s departure in 2019, so as to further utilize Steph Curry’s prime. This hasn’t worked out all too well however as Klay Thompson has missed 2 straight seasons due to devastating Achilles and ACL tears. This hasn’t stopped Steph Curry from rampaging across the league though.
Despite the fact that Steph Curry is having perhaps, a greater season than his unanimous MVP season in 2016, the Warriors are fighting tooth and nail night in and night out to stay in the play-in tournament. A silver lining to this all is that guys like Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole have come alive for the Dubs to help aid Curry.
The Warriors have a very real chance at sneaking into the Playoffs as a 7th or 8th seed, and with the possibility of this happening, comparisons to the 2006-07 Golden State squad have drawn. Unfortunately for ‘We Believe’ truthers, Draymond Green is extremely dismissive of this notion.
Draymond Green doesn’t believe that this Warriors squad with Steph Curry is anything like the 2007 squad.
Draymond Green seems to have found one major difference between the mid-2000s GSW teams and the current iteration of the Dubs: Steph Curry.
“We ain’t no ‘We Believe 2.0’. We got f***ing Steph Curry on our team. We got three championships,” said Draymond. He did eventually claim that he was a big fan of the Matt Barnes, Stephen Jackson, and Baron Davis trio but simply does not see themselves in that light.
Draymond Green: “We ain’t no ‘We Believe 2.0’ We got fuc*king Steph Curry on our team.” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 12, 2021
Rightfully so as this 2020-21 Warriors team still has major remnants of the teams that claimed 3 titles in 3 years. The 2006-07 team with Baron Davis at the helm was perhaps one of the greatest underdog stories in modern NBA history.
Their biggest accomplishment came in the first round of the 2007 Playoffs where they bested the number 1 seeded Dallas Mavericks, making it the first time in NBA history that an 8th seed beat a one seed in a 7 game series.
It became even more impressive when you consider the fact that this Warriors team had no All-Stars on their team, with Baron Davis having made an appearance in the ASG three years prior. However, bringing it back to the comparison between these two iterations of the Dubs, Green is right that they have already proven themselves to be champions, despite them currently being underdogs.