“Wouldn’t Be There Without BamBam or K-Pop”: NBA Fans Mock Stephen Curry’s Warriors After Steve Kerr Reveals Crucial Ingredient In Their Secret Of Success

Published 06/02/2022, 11:00 AM EDT
May 22, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts to a technical foul being called on forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) prepares to make a foul shot during the third quarter in game three of the 2022 western conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors are headed to their sixth NBA final in eight years; therefore, proving the fact that the dynasty is far from over. It was a season that saw the Dubs regain their full strength, as well as several unsung heroes, emerged from the shadows. Andrew Wiggins was one of the unsung stars that aided the team in reaching the Finals.

Wiggins made such great strides as a solid two-way player that he was selected for his first All-Star game. The Warriors would not have made it this far without his supplementary offense and relentless defense. Wiggins hushed his naysayers after months of speculation surrounding whether he would fit into the Warriors’ battle plan. To sum it up, he fit perfectly like a glove.

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Steve Kerr, the Warriors’ head coach, remarked on how well third-year Warrior has performed these playoffs. “Wiggs has just been a perfect fit and we wouldn’t be here without him, that’s for sure.

Wiggins has ignited a fire within himself as well as the Bay Area, as seen by his unrivaled confidence on a nightly basis. He’s become an essential part of Kerr’s game plan, and how he performs in the finals will be pivotal to the Warriors’ success.

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Wiggins is a man reborn

Andrew Wiggins’ meteoric climb this year cannot be overlooked. In his 8-year NBA career, he had only appeared in one postseason series prior to this season. In 2018, his former team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, was almost swept in the opening round against the Houston Rockets. He did not see playoffs basketball until this year, with a team he rediscovered himself, the Golden State Warriors.

May 22, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) dunks the ball over Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the fourth quarter in game three of the 2022 western conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The 27-year-old now prepares for his first NBA Finals. Wiggins may never attain the superstardom that seemed to be his destiny when he was selected 1st overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Canadian, however, is evolving into a more dynamic player. He has clearly matured and become a more reliable defender since his stint in Minnesota.

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He has also had the opportunity to learn from the best in the game, which has allowed him to significantly boost his shooting numbers. Training alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson has improved his three-point shooting; nonetheless, his engagement on both sides of the court is what demonstrates his worth.

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Wiggins will be thrilled to be a part of it all on basketball’s grandest stage; however, the NBA Finals are a whole different pressure test. If Wiggins, however, continues to be as good as he has been these playoffs, his thirst will be quenched – for the time being.

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Ritvik Malhotra

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Ritvik is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Ritvik has finally got his foot in the door as a professional sports writer. He previously interned at another media house where he authored over 150 soccer articles, but he is now writing about his primary obsession, basketball.

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