“They know that we’re going to come every single year,” the 26-year-old Brooks said. “We’re young, and they’re getting old. So, they know we’re coming every single year.”
Despite the fact that the Warriors eliminated the Grizzlies in their Western Conference playoff series, Brooks’ defiant comments were met with amusement by Curry.
“He’s said a lot of crazy things,” Curry told The Athletic with a smile while glancing at nearby cameras from NBA TV. “He called himself a dynasty already, so you’ve got to figure. On to the next round.”
Brooks did put up solid numbers during the Game 6 matchup, scoring 30 points while also adding four rebounds and three steals.
Curry contributed 29 points in the Warriors’ win. That production was certainly made more difficult by Brooks, with the Golden State superstar connecting on just 10-of-27 from the field and 6-of-17 from beyond the arc.
Still, Brooks has played just five seasons in the NBA, all of them with the Grizzlies, and not been a part of any championships during that time period.
In contrast, Curry has three NBA championship rings to his credit and managed to lead his Warriors team to five consecutive Finals appearances from 2015 to 2019.
Besides that championship pedigree, Curry is also a prolific scorer who’s been able to expand his shooting range over the years.
Brooks has been giving the Grizzlies some solid production. Yet, his numbers pale in comparison to what Curry’s been able to accomplish.
This season, Brooks averaged 18.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
Numbers like those are certainly contributing to the Grizzlies’ recent success. However, for now, Brooks might want to focus on actually making his team a dynasty before prematurely declaring them (or himself) one.