For two seasons now, the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry have been worshiped by fans and media across the league. Curry has set records with his three-point shooting, and the team broke the record for wins in a season set by Michael Jordan's Bulls teams of the 90s.
Some of the praise is one hundred percent justified. Curry has emerged as one of the top players in the league and is clearly among the top shooters in the history of the game. The Warriors as a team have done things that no other team has ever accomplished and have backed it up with titles and trips to the Finals.
But now, the ball washing of Steph Curry has built up to an unhealthy amount of rage within me.
After two good seasons, Steph Curry was placed in the top 25 of ESPN's top 100 players in NBA history. How can anyone in their right mind justify putting a guy with TWO ELITE SEASONS in the TOP 50 OF ALL TIME, let alone the TOP 25?
ESPN somehow convinced themselves that it made sense, and they aren't the only people suffering from that kind of delusion. Nearly the entire country "thinks" that way as well.
Curry is a great talent, don't get me wrong. He's set records and shoots the ball unlike anyone we have ever seen. BUT COME ON. THE GUY HAS ONE CHAMPIONSHIP and has played at an elite level for NOT EVEN TWO FULL SEASONS to this point.
The media wants so desperatly to worship someone, and fans so badly want to hop on with the next trend, that the guy doesn't even have to prove his place among the greats, it's just given to him.
It's infuriating. Curry is surrounded by one of the most talented supporting casts that we have ever seen, and frankly, could be somewhat described as a system player. Steph Curry is good at basketball, but chill out. You don't have to be worshiping someone at all times.