NBA Gets Slammed for Failing Stephen Curry, as Warriors Urged to “Barrage the League Office” After OT Loss vs the Hawks

Published 02/04/2024, 12:02 PM EST

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Things were finally looking up for the Golden State Warriors, as they held on to a two-game winning streak after losing ten of their last 14 games. However, it was short-lived as the Atlanta Hawks put an end to their streak on Saturday. The two teams played it out at the State Farm Arena and the game went to overtime. After putting on a strong fight, the Warriors fell 141-134 to the Hawks.

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It was especially disappointing for Dub Nation’s superstar Stephen Curry who put up an incredible performance only to be served a defeat. This is not the least of the problems for Steph, who has been at the receiving end of the NBA’s overall unwillingness to offer him the same generous treatment as the majority of the league’s superstars. Yes, we are talking about the ‘superstar whistle’. Insider Monte Poole comes to the rescue and asserts that it’s about time the Warriors do something about it.

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Steph has been denied a multitude of foul calls in games, and this has been evident all throughout the season. In this regard, Insider Monte Poole confers that the NBA is failing one of its biggest superstars. So, he urges the Warriors to take some game clips to the NBA office and show the disparity that is being shown toward their star player. “In the past, they have sent clips to the League office to let them know this is what we’re seeing this is what’s happening and if I were them, I would barrage the League office just to let them know this is happening,” Monte says.

The analyst further adds Steph gave his best on the floor, going into the paint, trying floaters, and everything in between, only to be banged around and not get “as much of a whistle as you should for what he’s meant to this league.” And that’s on Saturday’s game against the Hawks. Monte says this in response to the post-game comments Steph’s young teammate Brandin Podziemski made. The rookie had talked about how Steph was not getting enough ‘superstar whistles.’

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Although the Warriors lost the game, their Golden Boy gave a strong performance. He recorded a whopping 60 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Steph became the only 35 and older NBA player apart from Kobe Bryant to contribute 60 points in a game. Despite his incredible contributions, his teammates fell short of giving him the right support to make an impact. And this has been evident the entire season.

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It seems like the Warriors can’t catch a break this season with someone or the other getting hurt now and then, or the declining performances of Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggings. It is time the team steps up because clearly, Steph is at his wit’s end.

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How do you think the Warriors can take things around? Is there any hope for the team that is toward the bottom of the Western Conference? Share your thoughts!

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Tsuktibenla T Jamir is an NBA author at EssentiallySports. Armed with a Masters in Journalism from the prestigious Delhi School of Journalism, this Nagaland native combines her academic prowess with her passion for the game to craft compelling narratives that bring the NBA to life. She finds immense joy in dissecting the journeys of the athletes who make the game larger than life.
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