HATE IS JUST BEING USED AS A GENERAL TERM. THIS IS SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES!
I’m tired man, I’ve been quiet for too long. Enough is enough. This Stephen Curry madness has to end. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great player and has definitely improved a lot these last few years, but the best player? That’s a reach, and here’s why.
Statistically, he’s not even the best player. He’s the best scorer, yes, but that’s about it, everything else is subpar to above average. Let’s take a look at Stephen Curry’s stats.
Stephen Curry 30.7 PPG
These are good stats..for a shooting guard in 2004. As a point guard..No, as an MVP, 6 assists is mediocre as heck. If you look at former MVP point guards, the assists average is no lower than 8. Now let’s look at another All-Star point guard, Russell Westbrook.
Russell Westbrook 24.1 PPG
Who are you taking on your team? Look, Steph used to be a legit playmaker. As a matter of fact, his stats from 2 years ago are BETTER than his MVP season stats. But as of late, he’s shown himself to be a mediocre passer, thus making him a mediocre point guard.
Also, Mr.Curry needs A LOT (and I mean A LOT) to get his shot off. That’s why he has such deep range, because if you want to get him in an iso with a good defender that stuff isn’t happening. The best who have ever played this game have always been able to catch it, clear out, and go to work. All I’ve seen from Steph is taking 2 or 3 screens at the top, getting a mismatch (in which this case he’s SUPPOSED to score, it’s not really that big of an accomplishment) and pulling up, or the defenders going under as he shoots.
And this last little pet peeve I have with Steph is that he’s not even a TRUE MVP to me. When someone is the “Most Valuable Player”, to me, that means that you’re team will struggle without you. If we look at the Warriors roster, they have 3 other current All-Stars, players who have been All-Stars, and a Finals MVP. The Warriors would still be playoff team without Steph. If you look at the 2 other leading vote getters from last season for MVP (Westbrook, Harden) and the former MVP’s in the league (LeBron James, Derrick Rose, KD, they put their teams on their backs.
I have yet to see Steph really CARRY his team.
Finally..DEFENSE!! Stephen is PITIFUL as a defender, again, looking at former MVP’s in the league, most of them were all decent to good to defenders. I haven’t even seen Stephen accept the challenge of guarding another good player. He usually guards the shooting guards, but eventually he’ll get exposed doing that. If they play a team with a backcourt that can match up with theirs ( i.e. Raptors, Wizards ) He needs to step up and guard other good point guards. I’m not saying he’s not a good player, as a matter of fact I think Steph’s amazing! But I don’t think he’s an MVP caliber player. But that’s all from me, let me know what you guys think in the comments. I gotta get back to my home planet.