LBS- Stephen Curry admitted that he finds the chorus of criticism toward the Warriors from former NBA players to be “a little annoying.”
Former players, including some greats of the game, have implied that Golden State wouldn’t have been as successful in days gone by due to the fact that the league was more physical.
“It’s starting to get a little annoying just because it’s kind of unwarranted from across the board,” Curry said Friday on the Bay Area News Group’s “Warriors Plus/Minus” podcast, via ESPN.com. “We have a very competent group, and we have fun when we’re out there on the floor, and it shows, obviously.
“We enjoy what we do. But for the most part, you don’t hear us talking about, you know, comparing ourselves to other great teams and ‘We could beat this team, we’re better than this team.’ We’re living in the moment.”
I had one. I swear I had one. There was a legit criticism of Steph Curry just sitting on the tip of my finger tips, and what does he do? Oh, you know, just goes out and puts up 46 points in a record setting performance that was punctuated by the most casual, effortless game winning heave in NBA history before I could even think about publishing my thoughts. Thank God he did too, because I would have looked just as dumb as Oscar Robertson and Stephen Jackson had I gotten that blog off when I intended to. I WAS going to say that Steph Curry can't be so petty and sensitive in getting wrapped up in the opinions of others. Especially when those "others" are former NBA players that are expected to inherently believe that the basketball being played was better back in their day. I WAS going to say that Steph Curry can't be putting up shots and blindly running back down the court before they go in and then get upset when he receives a little bit of negative attention. That's like being the girl that flaunts her ass with the intention of getting men to look, but then gets "annoyed" when those men make repeated advances at her.
Again, that's what I was going to say. Until, of course, Steph Curry once again proved that some fabricated sense of disrespect is the driving force behind what has been one of the most impressive stretches of basketball by any single player or team. That "us against the world" narrative is what's responsible for the Golden State Warriors 53-5 record. It's what's responsible for Steph Curry feeling so disparaged that he goes out and hits 12 of 16 threes. So, as it turns out, I don't exactly have the final say on what an NBA players "can't" do, because Steph Curry is basically proving that impossible is nothing with performances like this...