Stephen Curry highly complimentary of Clippers in postgame press conference

Stephen Curry, James Harden, Terance Mann, LA Clippers
Stephen Curry, James Harden, Terance Mann, LA Clippers / Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Clippers continue to be inconsistent this season. One night after soundly beating a solid Sacramento Kings team on the road, the Clippers faltered in San Francisco and failed to come out with a win against the Warriors on Thursday.

It is surely frustrating for fans to see their team exhibit their ability to beat high-level competition, then turn around and look like it is their first time playing together the next night. But progress is not always linear, and this is something Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is aware of.

After Thursday's game, Curry spoke to media and was highly complimentary of the Clippers and what they bring to the table. Acknowledging that each of LA's four premier players were once the best on their own teams, Curry explained the unique challenge it presents as someone competing against them.

Stephen Curry lauded the Clippers with compliments

"You've got to respect their individual talent," said Steph. "And the fact that any given possession, somebody can make a play. You can't get deflated if they make a spectacular play or a tough shot, because that's what they all do."

Though Clippers fans are already aware of the talent on their team's roster, it is still a breath of fresh air to hear one of the best players in the NBA voice that he sees them as a significant threat. That has not always felt like the case this season.

Curry also spoke to the fact that the Clippers are still a difficult matchup despite the fact they are still adjusting to one another. "I know they're still figuring each other out," he said. "It's hard to see what they're going to look like the next 20, 40 games ... But they're tough, and you've got to be locked in."

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Steph's words should be a nice reminder for fans that LA has the pieces to make things work. It may not look seamless right now, but the potential for things to come together is there.