Sure, they still may have been in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year. However, it would've marked the first time that their Finals opponent was not LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Curry recently talked with ESPN's Rachel Nichols about the fact that he does not know what it feels like to be in a Finals and not face James:
Golden State and Cleveland are getting ready to play for the championship for the fourth straight year. The Warriors own a 2-1 lead in the rivalry, including last year's five-game victory. The Cavaliers, though, did spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season by becoming the first team in Finals history to rally from a 3-1 series hole to win the title.
If his Warriors can win their third title in four seasons, don't expect Curry to be too sad about not having to face a different team.
Of course, Curry isn't the only to not know what a Finals without James is like. The four-time NBA MVP has made eight consecutive NBA Finals, dating back to his days with the Miami Heat.
At different points throughout this postseason, it appeared as though James' domination over the Eastern Conference may come to an end. However, the three-time champion refused to let his team get eliminated before the Finals.
The Cavs superstar also sat down with Nichols to discuss the moment:
Game 1 tips off Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena.