Stephen Curry is now for many in the Top 10 of the best players in history, but some still resist succumbing to this opinion. An analyst notably ravaged the Golden State superstar recently, criticizing him for one of his accomplishments that is still controversial to this day.
To be part of the Top 10 all-time, it is better to be able to combine crazy individual performances with an impressive collective record. Luckily for Stephen Curry, this is clearly no longer an issue as far as he is concerned. In addition to being the best shooter of all time and having double MVP and leading scorer in the regular season as well as MVP of the Finals, the Warriors point guard also has four championship rings to his credit.
However, two of them are regularly questioned by its haters: that of 2017 and 2018. Remember, they were acquired following the arrival of Kevin Durant in the Bay, and a lot of fans still think that the Dubs would never have won these charms without this XXL signature. Some journalists also share this opinion, like Rob Parker. Podcast guest The Odd Couplethe former employee of Fox Sports did not go to any lengths about the Chef:
Analyst destroys Stephen Curry because of 2017 and 2018
Rob Parker says Stephen Curry is not a top 15 player of all time if you take away his 2017 and 2018 rings
“Steph, if you take those two away, you’re not a top 10 or 15 player that everybody is talking about.” https://t.co/qVi91RzvvQ
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) September 10, 2022
I understand why he says it, because he won the Finals MVP, even if you don’t really believe it. So that was something important to him, and I think that’s probably why he says it. But, Steph, if you take away his two titles in 2017 and 2018, he’s not even a top 10 or 15 all-time player that everyone’s talking about.
Having KD on his side continues to work against Baby Face in the eyes of some, despite being considered the leader of the team at the time. In any case, his detractors loved Parker’s exit, adopting a very similar tone:
I mean he’s not wrong
— ً (@dxbssss) September 10, 2022
I mean he’s not wrong
They would have won 3 of those 4 rings with Damian Lillard.
— Erik Puka (@EltonPuka) September 10, 2022
The Warriors would have won 3 of those 4 rings with Damian Lillard.
Would Stephen Curry have the same status as now if he hadn’t won the back-to-back in 2017 and 2018? Probably not, but it would be the same for all other NBA athletes if they hadn’t been counted two titles. The thing is, he’s now a four-time champion and a legend of the game, cementing his place among the greats.