‘Bench Players Talking Like Starters’: Warriors Fans Torch Former NBA Champion For Criticizing Stephen Curry

Published 12/12/2021, 9:30 AM EST
October 30, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The recent game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers led people to question Stephen Curry and his performance. One of the names among them was Kendrick Perkins.

Curry’s performance was questioned in this tweet referring to him achieving six of twenty in the game. According to his performance, he made 3-of-14 downtown, which deprived him of another opportunity to surpass Ray Allen’s record as the NBA’s all-time three-point shooter.

Perkins, who used to be a basketball player, now works as an ESPN analyst. He said:

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“Steph got Game 7 Syndrome!! When everyone is anticipating a big moment he never meets it. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to hear Doc’s pregame speech! Best win of the season for the 76ers. Who needs Simmons when you got Thybulle! Carry the hell on…”

Nov 24, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball next to Philadelphia 76ers guard Danny Green (14) in the first quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

In the opinion of Kendrick Perkins, Stephen Curry has a Game 7 Syndrome

At the post-game press conference, Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle spoke about Curry making the record. Both of them were adamant that the record won’t be allowed in their court. This is a reason why Thybulle made sure not to allow Curry to make a three-pointer during the whole game. That is exactly what happened.

In the tweet, Perkins appears to be unhappy with Curry’s performance, as in the game he managed to score 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dish out five assists. In this case, fans expected Curry to break the record, but it didn’t happen that way and through this, many were disappointed, especially Perkins.

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Curry’s fans piled up all over Perkins’ tweets, and the Warriors fanbase also showed that they aren’t losing hope. They provided feedback to Perkins. Although by watching Curry’s performance, it’s clear that he will be breaking records soon. Many Lakers fans, however, don’t understand why Perkins tweeted out that particular post.

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Please let us know what you think of these ongoing comments toward Stephen’s performance and what you think about Perkins’ comment.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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