Steph Curry has admitted that the Golden State Warriors do talk about their potential title three-peat, with the 2018-2019 season nearing a start.
The Dubs have been to the last four NBA finals, winning the title three times out of those four seasons, but are now chasing the first three-peat since the Los Angeles Lakers' 2000-2002 achievement.
"We talk about the three-peat just because it's in front of us," Curry said via ESPN. "I don't think that's something that's repeated every single day. But when we start the season, obviously we lay everything out on the table, what's at stake in terms of our expectations."
Considering that success can sometimes breed complacency, the sharpshooting guard does expect some parts of the upcoming season to be a drag but notes that the overall goal will keep the Warriors motivated.
"Yes, winning a championship is the goal," he continued. "How you get there and how you kind of break up that mission on a day-to-day, game-by-game, month-by-month basis is what makes us, I think, great.
"In terms of encouraging each other, being in tune with some of the things that might be thrown at you, whether it's injuries, whether it's a couple slumps on the court, playing-wise whatever the case is, we adapt really well and we don't stay down for too long.
"In terms of the overall goal, it just depends on the day in terms of how we communicate it. But yeah, we understand that winning a championship is attainable if we take care of our business, and doing it three years in a row is a tremendous opportunity for us that we should not be afraid to talk about and go after."
The 30-year-old also acknowledges that his team's status as the NBA's top dogs has left them with the biggest bulls-eye in the league. But he says knowing they're going into every game as every other team's biggest threat is very enjoyable.
"To be honest, it's fun. You know no matter if it's a Tuesday night at home or a back-to-back in some random East Coast city, you're going to be tested and you can't just sleepwalk through stuff," he explained.
"We've been exposed at times in terms of when we're not extremely locked in that we can be beat. But when we are focused and in tune with each other, understanding what we're trying to do to be successful, obviously we're tough. And it requires that every single night as best you can to get to that level.
"So the atmospheres we play in are fun, no matter if it's home or road. It's just really easy to get up for any type of game."