Shaq Responds to Steph Curry’s Claim That 2017 Warriors Would Beat 2001 Lakers

Hypothetical matchups between NBA teams from different generations never get old, and the latest imaginary matchup would have been a beautiful one: The 2017 Warriors vs. the 2001 Lakers, a squad that featured the iconic Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal duo.

During an interview with Complex published Monday, Stephen Curry was asked who would win the hypothetical matchup in a seven-game series and to no one’s surprise, he chose his Golden State team that featured himself, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.

“If you could match up in some alternate universe, us versus the 2001 Lakers, obviously we feel like we can win,” Curry told Complex. “I don’t know who would guard Shaq but I don’t know who would guard me and Klay either. We rockin’ with that. And three is better than two.”


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