Steph Curry has spoken out as things go from bad to worse for Golden State.
As if this season wasn’t tumultuous enough for the 17-19 Warriors, Shams Charania recently reported that Jonathan Kuminga had become upset with his playing time and lost faith in head coach Steve Kerr.
Here’s what Curry had to say about the situation:
“He’s not wrong in being upset and pissed off, wanting to play,” Curry said. “Probably should’ve played. Not probably. But to your point, the ultimate challenge for anybody in this league is to not let the narrative be told for you and you not be able to address that with your own voice or directly with coach or whatever the case is.
“We all go through our challenges. We all go through our learning lessons. Like I said, he’s not wrong for being upset and frustrated. I heard coach talk about it. He was kind of half-joking but serious about 15 years he was always upset with playing time. That’s a talking point in every locker room in some way, shape or form.”
Curry was referring to Kerr’s recent postgame press conference, during which he addressed the Kuminga drama by saying, “I played for 15 years and all 15 I was frustrated with my playing time, this is how it works.”
Curry’s comments came before his rough performance on Sunday, when he managed just nine points on 2-12 shooting from the field and 0-9 from deep.
After rattling off five straight wins in mid-December, the Warriors have since lost five of their last seven.