Stephen Curry on Friendship with Kevin Durant: 'Feel Like I'm on a Dating Show'

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 7, 2017

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and guard Stephen Curry (30) react during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Life is good for the Golden State Warriors. So good, in fact, Stephen Curry said he feels like he's on a dating show when asked about his relationship with teammate Kevin Durant.

"I've known him since 2009, basically, so we're not at each other's houses everyday, we're not that type of thing, but when you go through these battles from October until now, I definitely feel like I know him a lot better than I did," he said Tuesday, per Alysha Tsuji of USA Today. "That'll hopefully continue as we hopefully go forward in our careers, but he's a great dude. He has a great sense of humor."

The comments came after Curry initially joked he couldn't stand Durant.

"I feel like I'm on a dating show right now," the two-time MVP continued. "He's a great dude, great dude. I really like being around him, and hopefully that continues."

It's not hard to see why Curry is appreciative of Durant's presence on the Warriors. The eight-time All-Star has dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers through the first two games of the NBA Finals to the tune of 35.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.5 blocks a night behind a borderline-ridiculous 56.3 percent shooting clip from the field and 50.0 percent mark from deep.

He has been an effective counter to Cleveland's LeBron James, who spearheaded the Cavaliers' Finals victory and 3-1 comeback over the Warriors last year.

Curry already has a ring and has proven he can carry a team as the primary superstar, but the 28-year-old Durant gives the Warriors a seemingly wide-open championship window to continue stockpiling rings if the core stays together.

As anyone on a dating show would know, a ring is always the ultimate goal.

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