‘GOAT’: Warriors’ Draymond Green Claps Back at People Doubting Steph Curry’s Legacy

Published 03/14/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Feb 2, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) congratulates guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry is one of the best players in the NBA. He has been the talisman for a Golden State Warriors team that has dominated the better half of the last decade.

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The Dubs might not be their dominant self this season, but they have remained a team in playoff contention due to the splendid form of the 33-year-old Curry. The 2-time MVP is having a fantastic season.

In the 36 games he has played, he is averaging 29.3 points, 6.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game. Steph recently made his seventh All-Star appearance. There, the 33-year-old opened up about his legacy in a post game interview. Curry said, “I have a lot to accomplish, I don’t have anything to prove there’s a little.”

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“There’s a little subtle difference there, but um, what drives me is just having fun. I truly love to play basketball, I’m just, you know, appreciative and grateful that it’s at the highest level and I get to kind of still pursue a higher level of excellence on the court.”

With 7 All-Star appearances, 3 NBA championships and 2 regular season MVP trophies, only a handful of players have a better resume than Steph. Given how he is performing this season, if he can maintain this form, he will certainly add more accolades to his resume.

Draymond Green comments about Steph Curry and his legacy

Warriors’ Draymond Green recently made an appearance at the Sirius XM NBA Radio. There, he spoke about Steph and his legacy.

Green said, “I saw a quote [from Steph] that said, ‘I don’t have anything to prove. I’ve got a lot to accomplish, but nothing to prove.’ Come on, man, ‘Step me,’ the GOAT.

“That’s what he’s saying right now. And I love that — like, embody that.”

 

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Green said, “Where I see him, No. 1, just like I said, I also look at it from his overall standpoint,” He added, “How he’s carrying all of that weight, and where I see him right now, is a completely different place than I’ve ever seen. It’s like he knows he’s great.”

The 31-year-old later clapped back at Steph’s doubters. “Like the statement said, ‘I don’t have anything to prove.’ That’s how he looks every single day. If you still want to question Steph’s legacy, the people who question Steph’s legacy don’t have a legacy of their own.”

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Despite Steph’s amazing season, the Warriors have a record of 19 wins and 19 losses and are the ninth seed in the Western Conference. Can the Dubs make it to the playoffs this season?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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