The Boston Celtics will face the Golden State Warriors in the 2022 NBA Finals, which will begin on Thursday, June 2. Moreover, the Warriors are in the Finals for the sixth time in eight years, despite missing the playoffs the previous two seasons, and they appear to be the favorites to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
Stephen A. Smith made the daring prediction that the Warriors will win two NBA championships in the next three years during an episode of ESPN’s “First Take.” He didn’t stop there; he projected that Steph Curry would exceed LeBron James’ four NBA championships.
Steph Curry, according to Stephen A. Smith, will win more NBA championships than LeBron James.
Smith praised Golden State’s roster and how deep it is, stating his optimism that the team can still compete for NBA championships.
Curry has three NBA championship rings to his name. Ironically, they’ve all come at the price of James, who was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time. Curry could have had four if the Warriors hadn’t lost a 3-1 lead in 2016.
Curry has averaged 25.9 points, 6.2 assists, and 4.9 rebounds in 16 playoff games (12 starts), with a field goal percentage of 44.9 and a three-point percentage of 38.0.
The Celtics, who defeated the Brooklyn Nets, last year’s NBA Champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Miami Heat in seven games to reach the Finals for the first time since 2010, are a difficult opponent for the Warriors.
On June 2, the NBA Finals begin with Game 1 scheduled at 9:00 p.m. ET.