After the Warriors won their 4th championship in 8 seasons and Steph Curry finally snagged that elusive Finals MVP trophy, he asked one question. It was “What are they going to say now?”
Curry had done everything folks said he couldn’t. He destroyed the best defense in the world with the Defensive Player of the Year on the roster. He got the Finals MVP. No Kevin Durant. No stacked roster. It was Steph Curry, just doing what he does best. Cooking.
All the slights he had against him seemed to have gone to the wayside. He can’t do it on his own. He’s just a system player. He doesn’t do this. He doesn’t do that. That was all out the window.
Which is exactly why Curry asked the question he asked after they won. It didn’t feel like anyone had anything left to say.
But don’t worry, y’all. Mike James found something.
That’s right. Mike James. The NBA journeyman turned Euroleague star Mike James. He thinks Curry is a bit too “one-dimensional” to be a top 5 player in today’s NBA.
James named his top-5 players in the league and it included Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic. But no Steph Curry. Why? He explained:
“Steph, how he plays and how he gets stuff off, it’s just kinda one-dimensional at times. He’s not the primary ball-handler a lot, and for a point guard that kinda bothers me.”
I can’t speak for James here, obviously. But it seems like Curry is getting dinged for not simply fitting into the mold of a traditional point guard.
Warriors fans were livid.
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