Warriors’ Draymond Green Unimpressed by People Questioning Stephen Curry and His Legacy

Published 03/10/2021, 11:00 PM CST
Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrate after winning the NBA All-Star 3 Point Contest at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors were the worst team in the league last season. The absence of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson hit them like a truck, and they sunk to the bottom. Although Klay is still out, the return of Steph has revitalized the team. They are still in contention for a playoff spot, something that few predicted.

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Despite that, a lot of critics doubt Curry and his legacy, and teammate, Draymond Green, is not amused. During his recent appearance on ESPN’s First Take, Green spoke about how Curry showed out at All-Star weekend, and how he is proving his critics wrong.

He said, “I think his performance on that night was very indicative of who Steph has shown he is this entire season. Starting off this season with so many questions.”

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Curry doesn’t have the easy shots as he had before. He doesn’t have Kevin Durant and Klay now. This is what he has been dealing with since the start of the season. But he is doing his best for the team and helping them to stay in contention for the playoffs.

Draymond feels Stephen Curry and LeBron James face similar criticism

Later, the 2017 DPOY talked about people questioning Curry’s legacy and then compared his situation to LeBron James. He said, “The thing that bothers me the most is that people questioning his legacy at the beginning of the season.

“We see that a lot of times when you start talking about the greats like Steph and LeBron James, people try to hang their legacy on one season or one game. I think that’s the most ridiculous thing ever.”

CLEVELAND, UNITED STATES – JUNE 16: LeBron James (R) of Cavaliers and Stephen Curry (L) of Warriors in action during the Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals between Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

When a player performs at the level of LeBron and Cury, the media needs just one opportunity to slander them. After the All-Star game, Curry spoke about his future and had the perfect quote for such critics. He said, “I have a lot to accomplish. I don’t have anything to prove.”

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After winning three rings, two MVPs, multiple All-Stars, and All-NBA appearances, Curry doesn’t need to prove himself anymore. However, he will be eager to get a Finals MVP, something he has not accomplished yet.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 14: Stephen Curry attends State Farm All-Star Saturday Night – NBA All-Star Weekend 2015 at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Curry and the Warriors will face the Clippers tonight, as they resume their battle for a playoff spot in the fiercely competitive Western Conference.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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