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Steph Curry calls out Warriors haters, sends loud message to the rest of the NBA

Steph Curry calls out Warriors haters, sends loud message to the rest of the NBA

A mere five hours after wife Ayesha gave birth to their third child, Steph Curry found out the Warriors had a shot at adding another superstar to his basketball family. 

Warriors GM Bob Myers called Steph's father Dell to congratulate the Curry family before telling him about the reality of the Warriors possibly signing DeMarcus Cousins. And of course, Myers wanted to make sure his face of the franchise would invite the move. 

"He was like, ‘Hey if we can sign him would you like to play with him?’ And I said, ‘Obviously, hell yeah. That would be amazing,'" Curry told Sam Amick of USA Today

The rest of the NBA, however, wasn't so excited about the Warriors adding a fifth All-Star to their team. Once again, fans raged on how the Warriors ruined the NBA. 

"So everybody says how we’re ruining the NBA – I love that phrasing; it’s the dumbest phrase ever," Curry said. "We are always trying to find a way to get better. If we were just happy with winning a championship and staying stagnant, we wouldn’t be doing ourselves justice. Obviously with KD (Kevin Durant signing in 2016), with DeMarcus this summer, with the bench guys that we’ve been able to sign, everybody is trying to get better and we just happen to be the ones who set the pace and set the narrative around how you need to structure your team to beat us.

"That’s great. I love that vibe, because it keeps us on edge seeing the ripple effect around the NBA and where guys are going and that type of stuff."

In the Warriors' recent run of dominance -- winning three out of the last four championships -- they have never had a player like Cousins. The Warriors' one weak spot was always considered their center. That's no longer the case. 

"We have an opportunity to play a different style than we ever have, which is a low post scorer, a playmaker like DeMarcus, and the versatility we could have in the lineup with him (will be great)," Curry said. "I know he has talked about the potential being scary, and coach (Steve) Kerr has talked about the challenge and the bright spots of being able to infuse DeMarcus’ talent and skill-set into what we do. All that stuff is just exciting." 

Cousins was just one move in a wave of free agents changing homes. The biggest was no doubt LeBron James heading West and joining the Lakers. As far as the new-look West goes with LeBron in Hollywood, Curry is ready for the challenge, sending a loud message to the rest of the league. 

"There’s a lot that’s been made about the competition in the West and his [LeBron] eight straight Finals appearances and all that, but that just makes everybody raise the antenna up a little bit – including us," Curry said. "It’s going to be fun for fans, playing (more) in the regular season and who knows in the playoffs. So the West obviously got stronger with LeBron but you’ve still got to beat us."

Steph wetter? Curry jumps into Lake Tahoe after losing bet to Dell

Steph wetter? Curry jumps into Lake Tahoe after losing bet to Dell

Steph Curry lived up to his Splash Brother moniker on Sunday, and jumped into Lake Tahoe after losing a bet with his father, Dell Curry, at the American Century Championship.

The Splash Father bet the Splash Son he would trail by fewer than 20 points at the end of the tournament. The elder Curry had room to spare on Sunday, too, and was just 18 back of his son. 

The two-time MVP was a man of his word. 

 

Last year, the Currys made the same bet, and it was Dell Curry who had to purify himself in the waters of Lake Tahoe. He tied for 30th at the event this year, while Curry tied for 11th. 

Rim once again gets the better of Steph Curry in Tahoe

Rim once again gets the better of Steph Curry in Tahoe

Move over, China Klay. Tahoe Steph is making a "triumphant" return of his own. 

Last summer, Warriors guard Steph Curry unsuccessfully tried dunking on a hoop on the course at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. 

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On Friday, the hoop made it 2-0. 

Would Golden State remain resounding favorites to three-peat as NBA champions if the team had to play every game in golf attire? Maybe that's how commissioner Adam Silver can achieve "parity of opportunity."