Warriors general manager Bob Myers on Steph Curry’s lukewarm praise as an all-time great: “I don’t get it either. This guy is a made man. Forget that final, it’s already done, he’s done it before. He’s already proven it. I don’t know what else he has to go on to prove. That stat, I read that, it’s huge. But why is it telling? Why can’t it just be ‘oh yeah, he’s as good as those guys.’ It’s almost ‘oh my God, I didn’t know Steph averaged those kind of numbers.’ So what are you looking at What are you looking at He’s doing it, it’s his sixth final in eight years Haven’t we been watching during the regular season? I don’t know if it’s envy, I don’t know what’s about him that makes people don’t recognize what he’s doing there, or praise him unwillingly.”
Rob Parker: “When you talk about all-time greatness, people are going to nitpick over your resume. All those times in Finals, you haven’t won a Finals MVP yet, and you haven’t had those times when you knocked down a big punch. It’s more than one thing. Sure, he put in numbers, but if there was a signature moment in the final where Steph knocked down a big three and they won the match or won a championship on that one, that would be different. We don’t have a Finals signature move, we don’t have a Finals MVP, and we saw in Game 1 where he became ‘Casper the Friendly Ghost’ in the final six minutes of a loss. team, so we saw those moments. That’s why not everyone is in tune with Steph Curry. That’s not to say they don’t respect his abilities or his talent, but he doesn’t have that “moment” and that’s what people are looking for. They’re looking for Michael Jordan’s shrug [1992 NBA Finals], or a big hit where you go ‘OMG that gave me the creeps!’ or ‘did you see that shot to win the game??’ We haven’t seen it. I don’t understand why people act like Steph did it all, NO HE DIDN’T. He hasn’t given us those memories yet and that’s what people want and try to get. It’s incomplete because it hasn’t given us those moments yet. I think it’s fair to say that Steph isn’t here yet because we don’t have any. I don’t think everyone thinks he’s top 10 or better than Magic Johnson. (Full segment above)
To listen Rob Parker and Chris Brossard discuss Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers come to the defense of Steph Curryas Myers called Curry’s toughest critics who feel like his legacy as an all-time great player isn’t all that remarkable.
Watch the video above as Parker details why he doesn’t think Curry deserves top 10 all-time consideration, with an NBA Finals MVP still missing on his trophy case.