Stephen Curry responds to Giannis Antetokounmpo's words

2022-09-26 05:56

Stephen Curry thanked Giannis Antetokounmpo for the kind words and told he would've said the same last year.

Credit: Golden State Warriors
Credit Golden State Warriors

Giannis Antetokounmpo recently proclaimed Stephen Curry to be the best player in the world during the Milwaukee Bucks media day. The Golden State Warriors guard now responded to the statement.

The Warriors had their own media day yesterday. When Curry was initially asked to respond, he didn't believe Giannis said it at all. After journalists explained that it happened just recently, the guard answered.

"I don't know if it was gamesmanship to set the table for... I would say the same thing when you're facing the champions," Curry began. "That's part of the nature of the league. We all want to win the championship, and when you look at the team that's the last team standing and who was playing the best, I was thinking the same thing about him last year, coming off their run."

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis  Antetokounmpo
Position: PF, SF
Age: 27
Height: 211 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Athens, Greece

"I appreciate the compliment. It's not going to soften me up to get complacent at all," the superstar guard told. "But you do appreciate the respect of your peers to go out and say stuff like that, and I've been in the situation where I'm complimenting guys around the league a lot as well."

Curry averaged 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists during the regular season for the Warriors. When the playoffs came, the three-point master increased his scoring numbers to 27.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.9 assists.

Curry is a four-time NBA champion but claimed his first Finals MVP trophy just this year. He's a two-time NBA MVP (2015, 2016) as well as Antetokounmpo (2019, 2020).

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