Nick Wright has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Warriors and Steph Curry over the years. He recently had to own up to a freezing cold take about Andrew Wiggins after seeing him ball out in the Western Conference Finals.
On Wednesday, even Wright had to admit Curry’s greatness as Golden State sits one win away from the sixth NBA Finals trip of his career. Wright joined his old friend Damon Bruce, along with Ray Ratto, on 95.7 The Game’s “Damon & Ratto” to discuss Steph’s place among the all-time greats and if the Mavericks have a legit shot at completing the first 3-0 series comeback in NBA playoff history.
"I got nothing but respect for Steph Curry,” Wright said. “As someone who is rooting for the Mavs and gambles on these games, Steph does still instill a level of fear unlike almost anyone else in the sport. I have to tip my cap to him."
Regardless of how it ends up, Wright thinks Curry is still this generation’s second-best player behind LeBron James.
"It is undeniable that Steph Curry is one win away, maybe doesn't even need one more, from becoming the unequivocal second-best guy of the era,” Wright said. “I don't want to have a Steph, LeBron argument.”
Wright also said he doesn’t think the Warriors are a great team and that the series is still winnable for the Mavs.
"I don't think it's crazy to say the Mavs win Game 5,” Wright said. “Then 'ooh boy' the pressure on you guys becomes immense, almost unbearable."
Will Nick Wright be Nick Wrong again? The Warriors will try to close out the Mavs Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT at Chase Center.