For the past two nights, Steph Curry and Draymond Green had front-row tickets to the Zion Williamson Show, one of the most captivating attractions in the NBA.
On the flipside, Williamson got to witness first-hand the incredible synergy the Warriors two stars share. Curry and Green have fought and bled together, creating a relationship that is the envy of most of the league.
They know what the other is going to do well before it happens. It's a relationship that is rare in today's NBA where players move from team to team whenever they get bored, irritated or want to play alongside one of their good friends, and it's one that impressed Williamson.
“You can tell they have been through a lot," Williamson said Tuesday after the Pelicans' 108-103 win over the Warriors. "You can tell they’ve been playing for a long time. They got the résumé of champions, and you can’t do anything but respect that.
“It’s amazing. I give respect when it’s due. I mean, their chemistry is unbelievable, whether it’s unspoken or spoken. I mean, they just know where to find each other. All I can say is I’ve got respect for that. I’ve got a lot of respect for that.”
Curry and Green orchestrate the two-man game better than just about any duo in the NBA. It's an effortless orchestra the two conduct on a nightly basis as they try to drag their new supporting cast to the play-in tournament and a spot in the NBA playoffs.
Williamson only is in Year 2 of what is sure to be an impressive NBA career. While he has a star running mate in Brandon Ingram and an unselfish guard in Lonzo Ball, it will take years and long playoff runs for Williamson to build that level of relationship with either, and that's if all three stay in New Orleans.
Curry and Green are champions and brothers, scratching and clawing to find a way to get back to the rarified air they once enjoyed. That will be a long and challenging journey. But if the Warriors do rise back to the top of the NBA, Curry and Green's relationship will undoubtedly be the catalyst for dynasties rekindling.