Despite boasting the best record in NBA history through 57 games (52-5), the Golden State Warriors have found it difficult to escape criticism during their remarkable season.
Several former NBA stars have called out the Warriors over the past several months, with many stating their success is only due to the league's "soft" style of play.
2015 MVP Steph Curry has grown tired of the onslaught of criticism, noting that the Warriors have refrained from comparing themselves to other great teams.
"It's starting to get a little annoying just because it's kind of unwarranted from across the board," Curry said on the "Warriors Plus/Minus" podcast by the Bay Area News Group. "We have a very competent group, and we have fun when we're out there on the floor, and it shows, obviously.
"We enjoy what we do. But for the most part, you don't hear us talking about, you know, comparing ourselves to other great teams and 'We could beat this team, we're better than this team.' We're living in the moment."
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr poked fun at one negative assessment Friday, chiding Oscar Robertson for believing he could shut down his All-Star guard.
"Oh I'm sure, yeah," Kerr told reporters sarcastically in response to Robertson's comments. "I could have stopped this back in my time. Boy, I would have shut Steph down."
With 25 games remaining, Golden State needs to go 21-4 to break the NBA record for most regular season wins, set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. The Warriors face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night, attempting to get one win closer to history.