NBA player strangely thinks Stef is a ‘one-dimensional’ player originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
Ironically, there are still outspoken critics of Warriors superstar Steph Curry. As if he hadn’t proven them wrong over and over again.
Former NBA guard Mike James has joined the team. Players’ Choice Podcast on July 30, where he presented his list of the top five players in the league, from which Curry was conspicuously absent.
James’ list included his former Brooklyn Nets teammate Kevin Durant, Lakers superstar LeBron James, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks.
When asked why he left Curry off the list, James voiced his criticisms of Steph as a point guard and how he compares to the five superstars he put on the list.
“Stef, the way he plays and the way he shoots things is just one-dimensional at times,” said James. “He doesn’t play ball often, and as a point guard, that worries me a little.”
“I think these five can do whatever they want on any team in the world right now,” added James. “I just don’t know about it for Steph. It’s a little hazy for Steph… If you put him in Minnesota, he’ll still kill, but I don’t know if it’s the same.”
Labeling Curry as “one-dimensional” and claiming that he is often not the Warriors’ main offensive ballman is certainly a controversial notion, but Curry get used to outside noise throughout his career.
For the Warriors quarterback, narratives like the one James believes will only help provide more fuel for potentially another championship this season.