Chris Paul and Steph Curry are now teammates with the Golden State Warriors after more than a decade of rivalry. Paul recently opened up about his relationship with Curry in an interview with ESPN.
“Me and Steph have known each other a long time,” Paul said. “My wife was at his wedding, I think him and his wife was at our wedding. We’ve known each other for a very long time. I’m excited for a chance to get to play alongside him, Klay, Wiggins, Draymond, all them.”
Given that Curry was Golden State’s point guard and the team was obviously not in need of a starter at that position, many people assumed their interest in Paul was unwarranted. Despite this, the Warriors still signed Paul, and it appears that he may be willing to accept a bench position for the first time in his career.
Curry’s ability to play off the ball may make it work if required, despite the oddity of Curry and Paul as the starting backcourt. The Warriors were in dire need of more consistency last season, and Paul should at the very least give them that in Curry’s absence.
Curry and Paul, who had previously been rivals, will now work together to try to give the Warriors their sixth title of this period and Paul his first of his career.