Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is arguably the best player in the NBA right now. Slender and unassuming, he is on his way to winning his second consecutive MVP award, leads the league in offense categories and is a rare gem to the NBA for his extreme likability, charm and charisma. As a result, Curry has attracted a following from around the NBA, Oracle Bay Area Arena and national viewership. He is remembered for his agility to drive to the basket and finesse when shooting three point shots from the stratosphere.
In spite of these virtues, Curry has rivals, competitors and naysayers. The following lists (in no particular order) the top 15 people who dislike Stephen Curry for various reasons of their own choosing. They either want to make Curry’s greatness fade in the background of the media, erase his accumulated touted statistics or eliminate Curry and his Golden State Warriors from contention.
There are many who have reason to dislike MVP contender Curry, for obvious reasons - he's too good. His offensive play is uncanny. And his stamina over the course of this 46-4 start is unparalleled.
If he is able to lead the Warriors to a record-winning season and win the MVP back to back, we will not revere Gordon Hayward's performance this year, or Damian Lillard's or Rudy Gay's. Michael Jordan will be a mere hallmark of the past. Scottie Pippen's memory will collect dust. We will turn our glance away from Philidelphia 76ers' mismanaged front office. Donald Trump, should he win the nomination for the Republican party, will barely be remembered as an outside businessman candidate who would become the first American president in history to have a net worth of 4.5 billion dollars. Gregg Popovich's San Antonio Spurs will be forgotten as having another great but not unbelievably good season. Former and current Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, D'Angelo Russell and Dwight Howard will, sadly, not be given the credit they're due this season.
None of these great athletes and organizations like Steph Curry. But Curry will derive satisfaction in all of this hysteria of dislike. As Albert Camus might have written in the final line of the myth of Sisyphus, Steph Curry will be imagined to be happy.
15 15. Gordon Hayward
14 14. Damian Lillard
13 13. Rudy Gay
12 12. Michael Jordan
11 11. Scottie Pippen
10 10. Philidelphia 76ers Front Office
9 9. ESPN Statistics Research Department
8 8. Donald Trump
7 7. Lebron James
6 6. Gregg Popovich
5 5. San Antonio Spurs
4 4. Kobe Bryant
3 3. D’Angelo Russell
2 2. Chris Paul
1 1. Dwight Howard
Holding onto the seventh seed in the Western Conference is akin to holding a rope being tugged by body builders in the opposite direction by the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers. Howard and the Rockets have to hold this rope, so to speak, if they want to continue to play into the post-season months. Curry, it might be said, is at the other end of this rope, pulling Howard into the mud of the non-playoff contention teams.
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