The Golden State Warriors continue to get their fair share of criticism following the loss of key players like Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston. But then again, the Warriors already made heads roll when they won the NBA title in 2015. There was no Durant yet at that time while Iguodala and Livingston were players coming off the bench.

The sweet part of that is that 2015 NBA title run is that the Warriors surprised many when they won the NBA title. Curry was someone that critics felt were overlooked, same with Klay Thompson. In short, adversity is something that hardly surprises the Dubs and they plan to prove critics wrong moving forward.

Curry was recently at his second annual Warriors All-Girls basketball camp in Oakland and Logan Murdoch of NBC Sports Bay Area caught up to the three-time NBA champion. And like what most would ask him, the two-time NBA MVP responded by saying he just laughs off doubters who fell the Warriors lost big in the offseason.

"Anybody can say anything about anything nowadays and it can pick up steam. So we’ve had lots of support. We’ve had a lot of criticism on the way that doesn’t change now. Just what they’re saying is different so doesn’t change how we go about our business.”

As to the loss of Durant, Iguodala and Livingston, Curry is aware that the new faces just need to get acquainted and comfortable with the Dubs system. It is a process that any team has to deal with, especially when some players either feel they are better off elsewhere or are reaching that winding down period of their career.

“It’s just a matter of really trying to get guys comfortable with the system, be able to highlight the different skill sets that we have and different strengths and the chemistry,” he said.

Curry is also aware that the load shifts back to him, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson once his Splash Brother is healthy. They will have to double their efforts and hope new recruits such as D'Angelo Russell fit into the system of head coach Steve Kerr. Much of this was covered in a previous post.

Other players that need to shine as well are Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney. Curry, Green and Thompson will need all the help they can get and having reliable shock troopers may yet spell the difference for the Dubs starting this 2019-20 NBA season.

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates on the bench against the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, Jan. 15, 2019. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images