The Golden State Warriors are proving why it's so hard to dominate the NBA over a long time. They went from making it to 5 straight NBA Finals to missing the playoffs last year and being a borderline playoff team this season.
Obviously, injuries and free agency moves have taken a toll on the team's chances to compete at the highest level. Regardless of Stephen Curry's MVP-caliber play, they just can't seem to find consistency this season.
That's why the two-time MVP has been so outspoken and frustrated lately, as he's just not used to losing that often and playing with such a subpar supporting cast, and his frustration was on full display once again after their loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Stephen Curry Has A Bold Message For His Teammates After Third Straight Loss
“Will have 5 hours on the plane to think about it. Frustrating for a lot of reasons. You cannot play the way we’ve played and expect things to change. We gotta make necessary adjustments. Losing sucks. Terrible feeling," Curry said, as quoted by NBC Sports Bay Area.
“I hope it stings. I hope it’s uncomfortable. I hope it motivates you to keep grinding. I hope nobody is content just being in this middle-of-the-road situation. We’re going to find out how we respond down the stretch of the season. See what we’re made of," Curry added.
The Warriors have now dropped 3 straight games - including a humiliating loss to the Toronto Raptors - and are 3-7 over their past 10 matchups. Moreover, they dropped below the 8th seed in the Western Conference.
Golden State won't compete for a ring this season and they may not even make the playoffs but it's only a matter of time before they go back to their winning ways once Klay Thompson comes back from his injury.