Of course Stephen Curry agreed with Brian Cashman when the Yankees GM compared the hated Red Sox to the Warriors after Boston swooped in and acquired left-handed ace Chris Sale in a blockbuster trade with the White Sox.
After all, the superstar guard has always rooted for Boston.
“I like that comparison because the Red Sox are my favorite team,” Curry responded when asked by The News about it following Warriors practice Wednesday night.
“They obviously made some splashes during the offseason, and when you play an exciting brand of baseball and you’re about winning — because that’s what we’re about — I like the comparison.”
Cashman made the comparison at the winter meetings after the Red Sox bolstered their rotation by adding Sale to an already formidable group that includes David Price and Rick Porcello.
“Boston is the Golden State Warriors of baseball now,” Cashman said. “They’ve got their Durant and Green and Thompson and Curry.”
Curry’s path to Red Sox fandom is interesting.
“I was a free agent growing up in Charlotte,” Curry said. “My brother (Seth, who plays guard for the Mavericks) picked the Yankees, so I picked the Red Sox. We got a little inner-city rivalry, which is good.”
Said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, an avid baseball fan himself: “It was flattering. He meant that they have a star-studded roster, and that’s what we have. I certainly didn’t take any offense.”
The Red Sox trading for Chris Sale prompted Yankees GM Brian Cashman to make the comparison.
The Warriors (25-4) face the Nets (7-20) Thursday night in Brooklyn. Curry, a two-time MVP and 2015 NBA champion, is averaging 24.7 points and shooting 40.4 percent from 3-point range.
The defending AL East-champion Red Sox will certainly miss retired Yankee-killer David Ortiz, but have several emerging young hitters including Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi.
The Yankees have a stocked farm system, but they’ll have a tough time keeping up with the Red Sox as they look toward the future with hopes of landing Bryce Harper and Manny Machado following the 2018 season.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News