Following the Warriors' 120-90 win over the Spurs on Monday night, Steve Kerr used some interesting words to describe his team.
"They're a pretty cocky group (laughing). They are," Kerr said. "In a good way, though. They corral that arrogance and they believe, they believe they're gonna win.
"Sometimes it hurts us if we're not focused, and we start trying to do crazy things. But when we're locked in and focused and making smart decisions, then that confidence is a big help to us."
Last week, CSNChicago.com Bulls Insider, Vincent Goodwill, wrote an article entitled "The delightful arrogance of the Golden State Warriors."
“I would call it 'extreme confidence,'" Curry explained. “People I’ve talked to when it comes to the mental aspect of the game, coaches, great minds of the game, they always talk about the great line between confidence and cockiness.
“Cockiness almost to me makes you feel invincible and it’s a trap. We’re confident to the fact that we know if we play the way we’re supposed to play, we should win most of our games and be the best team in the league. But we’re not invincible, where we can show up, psyche a team out, play any way we want to and come out with victories like it’s not, we won’t cheat the game like that.”
Curry's comments came in the aftermath of the Warriors' 132-98 win in Cleveland.
Curry backed up his explanation by registering 25 points and 11 assists in Golden State's 125-94 win over the Bulls.
The 2014-15 MVP then dropped 39 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds on the Pacers, and poured in 37 points against the Spurs in just 28 minutes on Monday night.
Does Draymond Green agree with Kerr's description of the Warriors?
"100 percent," he told reporters. "We believe in ourselves. At the end of the day that’s all cocky is, is believing in yourself. We’ve always been that way, we’re going to continue to be that way, and the better you get the more that confidence grows and belief grows."