WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE STEPH?

6/19/22

Jay C. Brandriet

The Golden State Warriors are world champions for the fourth time in the past eight seasons.

The comeback for this franchise, with the context of their roster, at this pace is stunning.

They beat the Celtics in six games, while Steph Curry took home his first Finals MVP trophy.

ESPN’s Stan Verrett said to Jalen Rose, “he had nothing to prove, but proved it anyway.”

Yes and no Stan.

When you become as awesome as Steph, every detail matters.

He’s now exclusively compared to other legends.

We nitpick and use microscopes with our own agendas.

Curry had something to prove, and boy he did it.

I predicted his Warriors would lose in six to Boston.

I guessed Steph would average 29.3 points, on 43.1% shooting from the field.

Instead, he put up 31.2 points on 48.2%.

That’s Curry punching first, hardest, and most often.

It was jump shooting and ball handling wizardry.

It was incredible endurance, newer muscle, and defensive resistance.

He was definitively the best performer on the floor in this series.

There are no more holes that need to be filled on his resume.

Where does this leave Steph?

He was already the best 6’3″ and under player to live.

Now it’s obvious.

He’s the second-best point guard of all time, passing Oscar Robertson.

Curry’s impact goes layers deep.

Is he a top 10 player ever?

There’s no such thing as “top 10 ever.”

We make this crap up.

He’s not finished.

On MY list, I’d have him in the number 12 slot.

Ironically, about a blade of grass ahead of Kevin Durant.

Jay C. Brandriet

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