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3 Reasons Why Players Dislike Steph Curry

  • Eradicating Big Men - This is by far the biggest impact that Steph Curry has had on the game of Basketball.
Talin T
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 17:02 IST

#2 - Gloating and not Defending the Best Guard

2018 NBA Finals - Game Four
LeBron James and Stephen Curry in the 2018 NBA Finals - Game Four

Steph Curry rose to fame for his exceptional shooting skills not just because of his range but also because of his ability to shoot off the dribble with a big man on top of him. Through the years, during the rise of Golden State till 2013-14 season, Steph was just a good player, however, during this year his ability finally reached the top point and he earned the nickname " Baby-Faced Assasin".

This is by far the best nickname and appropriates given to him based on his appearance (babyface) and his post-shot celebration which demeans the defender as he feels bad after being scored on from 32 ft. Moreover, it is known to the players and analysts very well that Steph is not the lockdown defender and sometimes is a liability defending the top.

So the best guard on the opponent's team like Harden, Kyrie, Lillard, Chris Paul( during Clippers), which means the guards do not get the chance to show Steph Curry up like he does to them. We haven't seen Harden do the ' mixing' celebration against Steph and neither has he done the ankle break and pause. This means that Steph gets all the chances to make fools out his defenders by scoring 30 footers or fancy layups but when it's their time to score they get Klay Thompson.

Published 08 Aug 2018, 21:58 IST
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