Nick Youngs says Steph Curry is dragging this Warriors team just as LeBron James did with the Cavaliers in the late 2000s.
Steph Curry has been beyond sensational this 2020-21 NBA season. After having played just 5 games in the previous season, the 32-year-old came out, guns blazing, and set the league on fire by torching defenses for a career best, 32 points a night.
In many fans and media members’ opinions, not only was this season by Steph greater than his unanimous MVP season, but is also his 2nd MVP season, as they believe he should edge out Jokic and Embiid for the award.
With the way Curry has been carrying a depleted Golden State Warriors team throughout the year, many comparisons have been made between the Davidson alum and past superstars who shouldered a load as hefty as Curry’s. Guys like Kobe Bryant in the mid-2000s, Michael Jordan in the mid-80s, with the list going on and on.
Nick Young believes Steph Curry carried the Warriors just like LeBron did for the Cavs.
Nick Young, a former teammate of Steph Curry’s, has an interesting take on how the 3x champ has been dealing with having inexperienced players on his roster and still, carrying them to a respectable amount of wins. He claims that Steph has been doing exactly what LeBron James did back when he was on the Cavaliers.
“What Steph doing this year with this team, Bron did from 03-09 and to me, one of his best years was his 2017-18 year with the Cavs.”
Both of LeBron James’s stints on the Cleveland Cavaliers were more or less centered around the ‘King’ having a fairly lackluster roster around him. It was merely from 2014-17 that he had a proper title contending team surrounding.
Though Swaggy P does have a point in the sense that both Curry and Bron are and have carried well below rosters throughout the season, the latter did so by taking them to the NBA Finals. As we just saw from Steph Curry last night, despite his stellar performances, he could not even make the Playoffs with this roster.