OAKLAND – Warriors star guard Stephen Curry doesn’t necessarily agree with Bradley Beal’s comment to reporters that the Washington backcourt he forms with John Wall is “definitely” the best in the NBA.
But Curry, who’s in a backcourt with Klay Thompson, understands the sentiment behind the Beal’s statement.
“What was he supposed to say?” Curry said Tuesday. “I would have said the same thing. Just like the thing with freakin’ LeBron (James) this summer. What are you supposed to say? I’m going to say the same thing: We’re the best backcourt. He’s going to say that. Russell (Westbrook) said he’s the best PG yesterday.
“Everybody’s got to be confident. If (Beal) were to say, ‘We’re the second-best backcourt in the league,’ I’d probably go over there and…rag on him all day, ‘What are you talking about?’ I don’t get caught up in that stuff.”
Curry last month tweeted how “funny” he found it that his comment on The Dan Patrick Show that he was a better offensive player than James was written about and debated.
Beal’s comment Monday wasn’t the first time the Wizards have made proclamations about themselves being the best backcourt. Wall told reporters in May that he and Beal compared to Curry and Thompson “do everything better” besides shooting.