McCallum on Warriors: 'This is a team with a very special sauce'


When the final buzzer sounded inside a hushed TD Garden on Thursday night, Stephen Curry strengthened his case to be included on the widely-discussed Mt. Rushmore of NBA legends. Behind his 34-point performance in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the revamped Golden State Warriors captured their fourth title since 2015, beating the Boston Celtics, 103-90. And with four rings inside his crowded trophy case, Curry placed himself into even more rarefied air.

By receiving the Finals MVP award for the first time in his career, Curry's now one of only six players in league history to have four championships, multiple league MVP's, and one NBA Finals MVP. Curry's personal accolade was well-deserved, as he averaged 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists against the Celtics. The Warriors' latest title may be their sweetest, considering their journey back to dominance. So, how long will the restored dynasty last?

"I see no reason why, conceivably, they couldn't get two more [titles] out of this run, judging by this NBA Finals performance," longtime NBA writer Jack McCallum told the Maggie and Perloff show on Friday. "This is a team with a very special sauce. You look at Steph, it's not like having Kobe -- back when Kobe won his final two with just, Kobe... So, Curry's not exactly that Kobe -- he doesn't look like that guy. But, I was comparing Curry to guys like him...

"His numbers and superlatives -- compared to his genre of player -- are pretty amazing. I think he's elevated himself into being a Steve Nash, also... The fact that Steph rebounds, and the fact that he still finds his way to assists, and the fact that he can be annoying on defense, you're looking at a team with a very special ingredient, along with Steve Kerr at the top. And with a couple of more seasons with Klay and Draymond, I'm more that they can still keep doing it."

The entire NBA conversation between McCallum and Maggie and Perloff can be accessed in the audio player above.

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