Back in an interview in June 2019, the 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala revealed that Stephen Curry receives so much hate because he is just too perfect.
Stephen Curry is one of the greatest point guards to grace the league. Some would even argue that the Golden State Warriors leader is the best shooter in NBA history, and they might actually be right. What the Oakland hero has achieved over the past 12 years is only a testament to his greatness.
Only a small group of a few elite players have been able to achieve what all The Baby Faced Assassin has managed to. The legend has 7 All-Star selections, 7 All-NBA selections, 2 scoring titles, 3 NBA championships and 2 MVPs under his belt. Apart from his on-court successes, Curry has also accomplished a lot off-the-court in many ways.
Not only is Steph one of the most decorated players in the league right now, but he is also one of the most down-to-earth athletes in the world. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to hate on Stephen Curry. However, Andre Iguodala explains why his teammate is one of the most hated guys in the league. And the answer is pretty straightforward – Stephen’s unparalleled success.
Andre Iguodala explains why Stephen Curry receives so much hate
Back in 2019, on his appearance on “The Breakfast Club” podcast, Andre explained why Chef Curry is subjected to so much hate.
“He light-skinned, and he’s like the perfect dude. So they can’t find any flaws. You see that a lot. People can’t find a flaw, you hate that guy. It’s easy to say stay away from it but it’s always thrown at you. And I always hear people say ’oh Steph, are you really focused on these finals. Winning the finals MVP. Could you have won it?’ Are you serious? He’s one of the best ever.”
“I was just on ESPN arguing with Max Kellerman and he was like, ‘I tell people all the time, you’re a more clutch player than Steph Curry.’ And I’m like, ‘Yo, you crazy. Are you crazy?’ He was like, ‘No, Steph doesn’t perform when it matters most.’ I’m like, ‘The dude’s got three rings! He was a unanimous MVP. A two-time MVP.’”
“That goes back to when you have so much success, people are looking for ways to kind of break it up,” said Iguodala. “You know where I see it the most? The hate on Steph? It’s across the league, other players. It’s crazy.
“Not so much the younger players, but some of the older players that he came in and just kind of took their shine. Oh, they hate it, they hate it. They can’t take it.”
What Iguodala is saying, is absolutely true. Fans and fellow athletes tend to hate on the players who have been pretty successful at their craft. Even football icon Cristiano Ronaldo has been subjected to so much hate his entire career. Back in 2011, the Portuguese megastar weighed in on the topic and explained why people hated him, by simply stating:
“I think that because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me. I don’t have any other explanation”
Athletes like Stephen Curry and Cristiano Ronaldo are some of the biggest and best names in their respective fields who have changed the way the game is perceived. No doubt these athletes are successful, which is why jealous people will always continue to hate on their accomplishments.