While fans pack arenas on the road for a chance to watch Stephen Curry and the Warriors, the team with the NBA’s best record doesn’t appear to be well-liked by their peers around the NBA.
Why is that?
Lakers forward Metta World Peace attempted to explain the rationale behind the disdain for the Warriors on Monday.
“They are too good. I hate good teams. I hate teams that are good because that means I’m losing. And I take everything personal as a basketball player, so you have to figure out a way to beat these guys, but the problem is, they are a team. They are a true definition of a team and all these other players, while they’re into themselves, the Warriors are into the team. So now you’re trying to beat a team who is three years ahead of you. The Warriors are years and years ahead of everyone else,” World Peace told FS1’s Colin Cowherd.
Cowherd asked if the Warriors talk trash during games.
“They don’t talk trash, they have fun. You see what I’m saying? Draymond (Green) talks trash, but at the end of the day, all they’re doing is having fun, and you take it personal because they’re having fun at your expense, and you really have no chance. The Warriors are years and years ahead of everyone else,” World Peace said.
When asked if it was animosity or jealousy, World Peace offered this response:
“It might be a sense where you can’t do anything. I don’t know if it’s jealousy, but how am I going to win, how am I going to beat the Warriors?” World Peace said.
With their win over the Wizards on Sunday night, the Warriors matched the mid-1990’s Chicago Bulls with 203 wins over a three year span. The Warriors can set a new record Tuesday when they host the Timberwolves.