The Golden State Warriors are the team to beat in the NBA until proven otherwise.
And that dominance was again on full display on Monday night in their win over the Phoenix Suns.
Stephen Curry was inspired and at his best against Chris Paul, taking him to school again and even capping things off with some unlikely trash-talking.
‘This ain’t 2014 no more,’ Curry told the ‘Point God.’
And according to his teammate Draymond Green, it was a way of reminding him that he’s been better than him for the better part of the last decade, citing that 2014 — when Paul’s Los Angeles Clippers eliminated the Warriors from the playoffs — was the last time Paul was a better player than him.
Draymond Green details Steph Curry’s trash talk towards Chris Paul last night
“That’s pretty much saying the last time you were better than me was 2014.”
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— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) March 14, 2023
Needless to say, Green’s comments didn’t go unnoticed on social media.
And, as per usual, his take drew mixed reviews from NBA fans on Twitter.
The last time he was better than curry was in 2019 let’s not get it twisted
— ☀️ (@wstgoat7) March 14, 2023
curry was better in 2014 as well btw
— SAGE (@MasterSage_) March 14, 2023
That would be wrong then, the last time cp3 was better than Curry was 2013
— Honest Draymond Fan (@DrayRimPressure) March 14, 2023
Curry wasn’t good till 2018
— LeFrauds Goat (➿-0) ➐ (@PaoloGOATchero) March 14, 2023
CP0 was never better than curry not even rookie curry
— Jxniixr💕☄️ (@TrolledByKobe) March 14, 2023
There’s no denying that Chris Paul was the undisputed best point guard on Earth during a stretch of time, and some might argue he’s the best pure point guard in modern basketball history.
But Steph Curry has been one of the most disruptive and influential offensive forces in the history of this beautiful sport, so he has also earned his bragging rights over his ringless counterpart.
Then again, there’s no need to pick sides or debate who’s better here.
We’ve had the privilege and honor to witness two of the best players of all time going toe-to-toe for over a decade, regardless of who’s the better player.NEXT: NBA Fans React To Klay Thompson's Big Game Against Suns