Channing Frye might feel like he’s currently on Twitter’s frying pan. The former NBA champion came in for some criticism for dissing Steph Curry.
Steph is one of those superstars who catch more strays than practically anyone in the league. Much of this is without reason also. Curry is made to look like somebody who created a superteam to have to win. His 2015 NBA title is looked at as one of the luckiest ever in league history.
Steph also gets called out for recruiting Kevin Durant to an already 73-9 team. Even with the superteam Warriors era done, Curry gets no respite from that hate. Some people will always remember him as the leader of a record-setting team that choked and then ran to a rival for help.
Channing Frye gets fried for going after Steph Curry
Channing Frye had some choice words for Steph on Twitter last night:
““Yes they won championships, I guess that’s all that matters. But I think at the end, I’m just saying this as someone on the outside, it almost looks like it diminishes everything that was accomplished beforehand. It takes away the lore of the Warriors. Until the Warriors go back without him, it’s like, ‘Well, you had to have a stacked team with five Hall of Famers on it.’ … This is the question, and this is unfair, but can Steph do that now?”
He then made an even more damning statement:
When was Warriors hell? It wasn’t 2008 when they won 48 games n just missed the playoffs?or the 2007 when they had one of the best nba underdog stories ever? Just asking? https://t.co/HbkWbWV8oe
— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) January 3, 2021
Understandably, Frye came in for a lot of criticism for these comments.
for someone who hosts a podcast you sure don’t fact-check your statements! @channingfrye
— Los (@carlosmendez417) January 4, 2021
GS made the Playoffs twice from 1994 – 2007 lmao
From 09 – 12 the franchise was booty cheeks, before Steph took over
— …. (@SnipaCurry) January 3, 2021
Cmon.. you played in the NBA. Don’t act like you don’t know. This is easy. If you’re gonna go the route of NBA analyst, at least do the basic research to simply look up records. No playoffs from 94-07, made once, then none from 08-12. & most years they missed, they were awful.
— Rob Barde (@Robbarde10) January 3, 2021
Steph has nothing to prove unless Ur a Rockets/Harden/Lillard fan upset steph put them out of the playoffs on his way to 5 straight finals, or u think he’s overrated which in that case, Nothing he does will ever be enough! So keep hatin! #Stephhateisreal pic.twitter.com/HIRz0vjuoS
— J-Rocc (@jroccthegr81) January 3, 2021
People seem to have taken Frye’s case pretty well if you ask me. It’s a waste to try and sell Steph short to people who’ve been long term NBA fans. Steph is the most game-changing player of this generation and deserves to be treated as such.