For the last three seasons, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have met in the NBA Finals. The first time around, the Warriors won the title, but the Cavs rebounded and won the second year. With Golden State signing Kevin Durant to help them beat Cleveland their third time around, the Cavaliers want a chance to even up the series before LeBron James possibly leaves town at the end of the season. With that in mind, the two big names in all three series are Stephen Curry and LeBron James and it seems that Curry doesn't think much of Cleveland's chance against them this season at all.

Stephen Curry dismisses Cleveland Cavaliers

Stephen Curry did an interview with the Mercury News and Mark Medina. In that interview, the reporter asked Curry about the greatest threat to the Golden State Warriors winning a third NBA title in four seasons. Curry didn't say it was the Cleveland Cavaliers, who beat him two years ago, though. In the interview, Curry said that the biggest threat was not the Cavs, but the Houston Rockets.

Stephen Curry said that the Houston Rockets go about winning in a different way than the Golden State Warriors. Curry said that the Rockets take the power of the "3-ball" and use it as their major weapon with Chris Paul and James Harden -- who most NBA players call the hardest player in the league to defend.

The Houston Rockets have even said that they are a better team than the Golden State Warriors, which doesn't bother Stephen Curry at all. He said that he would say the same thing if he was in Houston. Curry even said that he likely said the same thing when he was chasing his first NBA title four years ago. Houston actually had a better record than the Warriors at the time of publication, half a game up with the best record in the NBA.

The Cleveland Cavaliers

With the Houston Rockets owning the best record in the entire NBA, and the Golden State Warriors second, it is easy to see Stephen Curry looking at Houston -- or rather, refusing to look past them. When it comes to the NBA Finals, the Warriors won't find the Cleveland Cavaliers a threat until they get past teams like the Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers and everyone else in the West.

At the same time, the Cleveland Cavaliers can't think about Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors until they get past the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and the rest of the East.