Golden State Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry was honored with making the All-NBA Second Team this past season, although many felt that he should have been on the first team.
Curry made the second team along with Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard and Tony Parker. The first team consisted of LeBron James, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul, and James Harden.
There’s certainly an argument that Curry should be in the place of Paul, who missed a chunk of the season due to injury. But there’s a bigger argument that Curry should be on the first team instead of Harden, who, for all intents and purposes, had a great season offensively, but provides little to nothing on the defensive end. Curry’s teammate, David Lee, agrees:
— David Lee (@Dlee042) June 4, 2014
Curry averaged 24.0 points and 8.5 assists in 78 games for the Warriors this season, maintaining that average during the playoffs. He made the All-Star team for the first time, being voted in as a starter.
If last year was his coming-out party, this year was his first step on the rise to becoming an NBA legend. We shouldn’t be making that bold statement just yet, but Curry has surely established himself as the franchise player for the Warriors, and someone who they will build around for years to come.