I’m not saying that Steph Curry isn’t a good basketball player. Clearly, anybody who makes it to the NBA has skills. But I absolutely mean it when I say this.
Steph Curry Is The Most Overrated Player In the NBA Today. Period. No questions asked. It’s true. It’s damn true.
Don’t get me wrong. Curry has plenty of accolades to go along with his storied career. Curry has been a part of 3 NBA Championship teams and is certainly one of the best shooters in NBA history. So why is he overrated?
Steph Curry has had one hell of a support system. Not too many great players in history have had the opportunity to have had somebody like Klay Thompson on their team, also one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. Kevin Durant? Guy puts up a ton of points. Have most great players had a guy like Dryamond Green who is one heck of a defensive stalwar?. Throughout most of his career, Curry has not had to deal with being double teamed like guys such as Jordan, Magic, Bird, Lebron and Kobe. With guys like Draymond and Klay, they’ve been able to defend the opposition’s best players. Of course, Curry benefits from that and gets more time to shine because of it.
Not only that, but I encourage you to look at Curry’s stats in the playoffs, and more specifically the NBA finals. His shooting percentages go down both from the two point and three point ranges. Not only that, the amount of turnovers he has increases. When it comes down to it, I wouldn’t call Curry a choke artist, but he certainly isn’t his best self in the playoffs.
The bottom line is Curry is no Michael Jordan. He is no Lebron James. He is no Kobe Bryant. Simply put, the Golden State Warriors of the late 2000’s is the best all around basketball team in NBA history, and Curry has been fortunate enough to be the “golden boy” because he has such a strong support system around him. He’s more or a less a parasite on a host.
Steph Curry is a fantastic player. But he’s not as good as everyone thinks he is. Think otherwise? Comment on the Twitter feed and let me know.