Stephen Curry finds it funny that the Golden State Warriors have become the villains after luring Kevin Durant to the Bay Area.
The Warriors pulled off a stunning coup when they prised free agent Durant away from Western Conference rivals the Oklahoma City Thunder after losing to LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Durant's move to the already star-studded Warriors has painted his team in a somewhat negative light with the Cavs as the heroes, something that amuses reigning MVP Curry.
"I kind of laugh at that," Curry told ESPN. "Obviously how the Finals ended [and] what happened, that's sports. That's what you love about it. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.
"Obviously it stinks to not win, but playing for a championship for two years in a row has been an amazing, amazing journey and I don't think it's over.
"All that narrative around our team, how people view us, doesn't really matter to us. We are who we are and we're championship contenders going forward."
After breaking the regular-season wins record, the Warriors went down to the Cavs 4-3 in the Finals, but it is onwards and upwards for Curry and Co.
"I honestly don't think there could be any more pressure than we had last year," Curry said.
"Coming off a championship, winning 73 games and being expected to win another [title], obviously it didn't happen.
"It's going to be a different vibe because it's a different team and different dynamics with different players with KD joining us. ... We have probably six or seven new guys."