Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are prepared to prove a lot of people wrong.
The Golden State Warriors are fighting to keep their dynasty alive. Stephen Curry has led the franchise to five consecutive NBA Finals, but is still being underrated by many. In a recent list from ESPN, Curry ranked as the sixth best player in the league.
Yes, Curry was ranked outside of the top five by ESPN. The two-time MVP has revolutionized basketball but is somehow still being disrespected by major media outlets. Players such as Kawhi Leonard, James Harden and Anthony Davis were all placed higher than Curry.
This is an outrageous take. Have we all forgotten how Curry dismantled Harden and the Houston Rockets in the 2019 NBA Playoffs? Even without Kevin Durant, Curry managed to score 30 points in the second half of Game 6 to close out the Rockets.
As for Davis, he hasn’t proven anything in the postseason yet. It is hard to argue that someone like AD is more valuable to a team than Curry. Meanwhile, Leonard is certainly a proven player but he has not been consistently great long enough to earn an advantage over Curry.
Assuming every player is healthy, there should be no more than two names ranked above Curry. The two best players in the world are LeBron James and Durant with Curry falling as a close third.
If you don’t believe me, then wait and see how Curry tackles the 2019-20 NBA season. This will be the first time since his unanimous MVP season that he has free reign to control an offense. We can expect big numbers from Curry as he seeks revenge on the rest of the league.
Curry is looking to overcome adversity and capture another championship this year. By the end of the season, he will have proven himself as a top three player in the NBA.