Arch Jackson saw the Warriors thrive in the 2021-22 NBA season, post season and NBA Finals.
And when Golden State were made champions, again, on Thursday night, after a 6-0 victory over the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden, Jackson did not shock his previous team.
Steve Curry was unanimously named MVP of the Final, which led his team to its fourth title in eight years, thanking his family, coaches and teammates for their support.
But Jackson, one of 11 media members who voted for Curry as the final MVP, believes the four-time NBA champion should now be grateful elsewhere.
“If I were Steve Curry, I’d be grateful for Boston’s defense for the MVP,” Jackson said.
Against the best defense in the league, Curry averaged 31.2 points in six games. That sounds like the perfect MVP, which was Curry’s first.
This is not the only time Jackson has shaded the Warriors in the series, and it should not be the last time he has aimed at Golden State.
But for now, the Warriors are focused on winning their fourth title in eight years. And no one, not even their former coaches, can take it away.