I have lots of respect for Stephen Curry. The guy is a two-time MVP and became the first unanimous MVP in NBA history last year. Curry has developed into one of the finest shooters in NBA history and people are already calling him the best ever shooter in NBA history (Curry is only 29 years old and still in the prime of his life).
The man has broken countless NBA records and will remain in the history books forever, and his career isn’t near over yet.
Steph deserves a lot of respect. But, according to Marcus Thompson II, author of The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook are among the players who dislike the Golden State Warriors star, per Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead.
Check what Marcus Thompson said about LeBron James block, trash talk and about Chris Paul and Russell Wesbrook.
Curry takes pride in welcoming all that. some players might say, ‘LeBron shouldn’t have done that’ … Steph is the type to take pride in being the guy who doesn’t complain. He wants you to say, at the end of his career, I never got involved with all that.
He was a big fan of Steph, went to games at Davison, and even when [Curry] got to the NBA, they had moments where LeBron was looking at him like, ‘wow’ and then Steph kind of challenged LeBron’s status. The part that’s odd for Steph – why does that mean there has to be beef between us? He loves LeBron and respects LeBron, and he’s like, ‘because the outside world is pitting us together, why do you and I have to now have this disdain between us, I thought we were cool? … that’s the question that’s in Curry’s mind and Curry’s camp. Why do you not like me when all I did was basically respect everything you did, and follow the model you carried out? … it’s not just with LeBron … Steph wants to be accepted by all these guys. this is what he worked for. For [them] to say, ‘you’re one of us.’ It seems like they don’t want to give that to him.
Q: Why not? What more does Curry need to accomplish?
Generally, I think it was all so sudden. [Curry] leapfrogged a whole lot of people. There’s a whole lot of people who never got the adoration Steph gets … they don’t like that. Players who were probably Hall of Famers [were saying] ‘nobody ever anointed me like this.’
Q: Which players, specifically, feel this way?
Everybody on the Clippers … Chris Paul was one of those guys. Chris Paul was somebody [Curry] looked up to. Chris Paul used to dominate that matchup. Chris Paul was supposed to be next in line to win a championship. Then, suddenly, it was Steph … that’s another relationship where [Curry] was like, ‘oh, I look up to you,’ and suddenly there is this disdain vs Steph. There’s a lot of those …
Michael Thompson also said that Russell Westbrook simply doesn’t like Stephen Curry. Maybe he is jealous or maybe because Kevin Durant is with the Warriors, we’ll never find out.
Check Stephen A. Smith and what he said about Curry’s relationship with other superstars.
I will say just one more thing – It will be great to watch Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA playoffs.