Steph Curry Is Like Super Annoyed That He Is Becoming The Face Of The NBA...So He Created His Own Emoji App
Uproxx- “It’s really annoying for me to be — that’s not what I’m playing for, to be the face of the NBA or to be this or that or to take LeBron’s throne or whatever. You know, I’m trying to chase rings, and that’s all I’m about. So that’s where the conversation stops for me.”
It's a shame really. I think we all know the pain of being overly praised for your accomplishments just a little too well. Who hasn't found themselves becoming irrationally irritated when others give them recognition for being the best in the world at their craft? Sometimes I type in complete fear that people out there will actually like my writing and say nice things about it. Steph Curry didn't ask for this attention. The casual pregame jump shots from underneath the opposing team's basket are just his way of simulating game-like situations. His two handed dribbling routine is nothing more than a way to prepare himself in case a ball from a nearby court magically bounces it's way onto the floor at Oracle. The shoulder shaking towards the crowd, mocking glares shot at oncoming defenders, and running back down the floor before the ball has even gone through the hoop? Those aren't for attention. That's all just part of being a selfless teammate. Sometimes you just have to break a defender's ankles and take a 30 foot 3-pointer in rhythm. That's not to bring the fans to their feet in awe of you his personal abilities, it's simply smart, fundamental basketball.
I really wish we could just appreciate Steph Curry for what he brings to the sport instead of putting undue pressure on him by talking about how good he has been during a season in which he, but more importantly his team, have set multiple records. He's just trying to win championships guys. Can't we just let him do so in the most subdued way possible so he doesn't hog the spotlight. Honestly, nothing says "it's not all about me" quite like a releasing an emoji app that is quite literally filled with hundreds of likenesses of yourself one day before the NBA Finals...
Can't we all stop talking about Steph upon the request of Steph himself? I mean, don't hesitate to put a few bucks in Steph's pocket by investing in a bunch of mini virtual depictions of Steph, just stop bringing Steph up to Steph in press conferences. It's really becoming quite the distraction during such an arduous time in the season. Send all the pictures of Steph in a chef's hat, or Steph holding one of his many trophies, or Steph taking a champagne shower, or Steph with with an ominous glow emanating from his head, or Steph shooting a ball from a different planet, or Steph holding a broom, but please - for the love of all that is holy - can we do him a favor and stop acting like he transcends basketball?