NBA: This new rant from Stephen Curry
If he already had a full trophy cabinet, Stephen Curry added a new line to his CV by being elected MVP of the last NBA Finals. A distinction that also gives him more weight in the debate of the top 10 best players in history. However, the Golden State Warriors point guard doesn’t want to hear about it.
In the world of sport, debates about which are the best teams or the best players of all time are ubiquitous. And basketball is no exception to this rule. Regularly, top 10 appear, and if some players like LeBron James, Michael Jordan or Kareem Abdul Jabbar are unanimous, others arouse much more discord. Stephen Curry in particular part of it.
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Curry has an extensive track record
And at 34, Stephen Curry has a case to make in the debate of the top 10 greatest players of all time. Leader of the dynasty Golden State Warriorswho has won four titles in the last seven seasons, the point guard also has two trophies of MVP, including one won unanimously (2016). Outstanding shooter, the native ofAkron is also the player with the most three-point shots in the history of the NBA. If his talent is obviously no longer to be proven, some basketball fans still pointed the finger at him for a lack in his trophy cabinet.
A first title of MVP of the finals
Despite his three championship titles NBA, Stephen Curry had never been elected MVP of the finals, since this title was awarded twice to Kevin Durant and once at Andre Iguodala, although this choice was strongly criticized. The 4th trophy Chief Curry will have finally been the good one, since with 31.2 points; 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals per game during the final series against the Boston Celticsthe 34-year-old seemed to walk on water, and was unanimously voted best player of these finals.
Stephen Curry doesn’t like the top 10 all-time debate
But after this first title of MVP of the finals, the debate around the presence of Stephen Curry in the top 10 greatest players of all time has intensified. However, the main interested party does not seem to appreciate this trend, as he confided in comments relayed by Let’s talk-Basketball : “That’s for the fans and all the ‘experts’. I don’t even want to call them experts anymore, but rather “those people on TV who cover our sport and whose job it is to try to create drama” when it comes to talking about lists , rankings, who is the best right now and stuff like that”. For number 30 of Golden State Warriorsmany players can enter this ranking, which is specific to each player: “I think anyone who knows basketball knows that’s how you talk about real basketball: there’s a shortlist of guys that every team would like to have and there’s a shortlist of guys who impact winning. and who have done so on a regular basis. When you’re in that category, whether it’s in a current leaderboard or in an all-time discussion, and you’ve earned the respect of your peers, then those are the kinds of conversations we want to have. Everyone’s ranking is different, that’s the beauty of it. Out of 10 different people you will have 10 different Top 10 and that’s what’s great”.