Stephen Curry has garnered praise since he entered the league. People loved his drive. He wasn’t heavily recruited out of high school, ending up with the little known Davidson College, who he led to the sweet 16 in 2008. Curry wasn’t crazy athletic, he wasn’t big, he wasn’t the fastest player, but he could shoot the lights out any given night. When Curry exploded in 2014-15 he garnered a lot of praise from the media, so much so, that many NBA stars hated him for it.
A recent report has come out stating that stars such as LeBron James, and Russell Westbrook, are extremely agitated by the praise Stephen Curry gets. In 2014 the media basically forgot all about LeBron and Sports Center suddenly became “Stephen Curry Center” as they ran stories about him almost daily.
Marcus Thompson, the author of the column, had this to say:
“I think if you ask them and they’re being honest, they don’t like all the hype he gets, and they have to direct it that way. I think, out of all of them, if somebody doesn’t like Steph Curry, I think it’s probably Westbrook. He just shows no sign of … this ain’t really about Steph, it’s bigger. His seems to be, ‘I don’t like that dude.’ But LeBron and them, I think they will say, ‘Man, I like Steph. We can have a conversation.’ But there’s something that burns them about the fact that Steph is the one that is exalted and because of that they want to go at him and demean his hype. They want to take him down.”
Yes, what Steph has done shooting the basketball is truly amazing, he’s the greatest shooter of all time, but has he really done enough to be thrust to the top of the NBA? A lot of NBA stars don’t think so, and neither do I.