Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Steph Curry has grown tired of hearing people compare Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young to him.
The 20-year-old has been drawing comparisons to Steph since his remarkable campaign at Oklahoma. But life in the NBA may have humbled him a bit as there has been no shortage of struggles as he tries to bear the weight of carrying a team in transition on his back.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr urged fans to hold back on the juxtapositions for the time being, but Curry was quite blunt in his assessment after scoring a game-high 30 points as the Dubs beat the Hawks 128-111 on Monday night.
Steph Curry got a few Trae Young questions today: “Honestly, it’s getting old.” pic.twitter.com/losV7Upw1s— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 4, 2018
Per The Athletic's Anthony Slater, the three-time champion declared that the comparisons are "getting old".
"It's getting old, to be honest," he said, following the win. "When I was a rookie, Steve Nash's name was thrown out a lot.
"You take that with respect, and understand it's flattering, but at the end of the day, that's not going to carry you through the league. It's what you do with the opportunity you have in front of you.
"I've been blessed to have had a lot of success and experience in the league, and obviously you expect Trae [Young] to kind of carve out his own lane."
What This Means
While it's very possible Young's name gets as big as Curry's in the next few years, the rookie obviously has a lot of work to do.
The comparisons could potentially have an adverse effect on him too, given the pressures such expectations could come with. Allowed to progress naturally, though, the youngster should have no problems developing into a real star in the NBA.