Here’s the always outspoken Stephen A. Smith commenting about controversial comments from the upcoming book, ‘The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry’ about players like LeBron, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul “disliking” the 2 x MVP because of his popularity and the way he’s been celebrated over the past couple of years.
Here’s Smith’s former colleague, Skip Bayless, talking about the same topic and Marcus Thompsons’ book with Shannon Sharpe and Chris Broussard on the show ‘Undisputed.’
On a recent episode of the Dray Day podcast, Draymond Green also talked about the buzz around the “hate” for his teammate.
“All of it goes back to the old saying: They want to see you do good, but never better than them. That’s what it boils down to; that’s jealousy. … They want to see you do extremely good, but they never want to see you do better than them — and he’s doing better than a lot of people.”
When you look at Steph’s life. They had money, but Steph wasn’t treated like they had money. He couldn’t watch TV (all the time). He had chores. They didn’t raise them like they were just these privileged kids, which shows why they’ve got two sons in the NBA and a daughter who’s doing great in college. They weren’t raised like that.
People just automatically think that, ‘Man, this guy ain’t from the hood, he ain’t cut like that, he ain’t cut from a different cloth. He’s supposed to be soft and this, that.’ And of course, Steph is light-skinned, so they want to make him out to be soft. So everybody just wanted to make him out to be this soft, jump-shooting guy and he continued to get better and better and better.
For the non-Curry haters, here’s the best highlights from his underrated 2016/17 season, which has a very good chance of getting better and better and better with with another NBA championship.