The Golden State Warriors are the favorites to win the 2017 NBA Championship. At this point, that isn’t a controversial statement. Steve Kerr’s team entered the season as the front-runners from an odds perspective in Las Vegas, and after adding Kevin Durant to a 73-win team, that made all the sense in the world. Since then, Golden State racked up the best record in the league at 67-15, and for good measure, blew away the competition with a top-five net rating in the history of the NBA.
However, everyone (and I mean everyone) will judge the 2016-2017 Warriors based on what transpires in the postseason. That is the nature of the beast after blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, and everyone seems to recognize what is at stake for Golden State over the next two months. Well, almost everyone.
Stephen Curry, who is still the reigning two-time MVP of the league, doesn’t quite agree with that sentiment. In fact, he apparently believes that “there’s no pressure” on the Warriors as the playoffs arrive.