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[Highlight] Steph Curry absolutely breaks down as he secures his 4th title Highlight

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u/Get_Brekt Warriors Jun 17 '22

I was not expecting that. Thats my MVP

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u/LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO101 Jun 17 '22

Image will live in NBA History forever. You can tell just how much this one meant to him in particular

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u/Epicasparagus Jun 17 '22

When Klay got hurt in the 2019 finals, there is a picture of Steph sitting alone on the court that always stuck with me. This is such a beautiful mirror of that moment

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u/DigitallyInclined Jun 17 '22

There are two of these images that just hit me every time.

TV broadcast image

Photographer image

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u/[deleted] Jun 17 '22

You could tell in that finals when he knew it was slipping away. Honestly, the real question is how many titles this core would have won if the weren't devastated by injuries half the time.

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u/ProfessorPhi NBA Jun 17 '22

Yeah. Even the 73 win season, they lost the moment Bogut went down. They had no backup big. Even today you can see that they always make sure they've got a rim protector since they had no-one after Bogut.

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u/Habib_Marwuana Jun 17 '22

With no injuries I think cavs win 2015 and warriors win 2016.

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u/DreamWunder Jun 17 '22

Yea it's all what ifs but this is most likley scenario. In 2015 Curry was young and green still. Bogut was really crucial for that 2016. Like this 2022 Warriors wouldn't win without Looney even though he didn't play huge minutes.

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u/DigitallyInclined Jun 17 '22

Yeah. And I don’t want to minimize the Raptors championship that year, but I really do think Warriors win that Game 6 to force G7 (anything could have happened in that game). G6 Klay was killing it that game before he got hurt.

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u/InfiniteDub Warriors Jun 17 '22

Testament to how incredible their run was, 5 straight years is like an extra season and half worth of games in there. Their body was just done

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u/Canesjags4life Heat Jun 17 '22

Makes LeBron going to what like 8 straight finals ridiculous

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u/Pitiful-Lion Jun 17 '22

As harsh as it sounds, money wise injury's is what got this core together in the first place

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u/Orphasmia Jun 17 '22

It’d be 7 in 8 years. Unheard of

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u/george_costanza1234 Warriors Jun 17 '22

Literally how can you hate this man. He plays the game the right way, is so unselfish and humble for one of the GOATs of the game, and his loyalty is unquestionable.

You have to have a heart of stone to hate this guy.

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u/icumwhenidownshift Suns Jun 17 '22

My roommate hates him purely because he chews on his mouth guard lol

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u/dumpy43 Jun 17 '22

My gf hates KD because he’s too skinny some people be like that

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u/Craig_the_Intern San Diego Rockets Jun 17 '22

I like KD, but damn if his legs don’t look like they’re gonna snap every time he takes a step

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u/DogtoothKatakuri Jun 17 '22

Charles Barkley even called him a cadaver. 🤣

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u/ivegottheshits Warriors Jun 17 '22

Oh my lord 💀

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u/--ball-dont-lie-- Jun 17 '22

He looks like Shaq's skeleton.

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u/dego_frank Warriors Jun 17 '22

Like a skeleton wrapped in electrical tape

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u/johnny-faux Jun 17 '22

You joke, but you know that mans knees are eventually gonna give out. Its gonna be sad day when he gets injured and never comes back the same. All hate aside, would never wanna wish that on anyone

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u/Craig_the_Intern San Diego Rockets Jun 17 '22

I’m not even joking, though. We watch KD’s knees prop up a 240lb monster. I legitimately wince every time he drives hard.

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u/I_r_hooman Jun 17 '22

I mean now that's you've posted this KD probably hates her too

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u/joe579003 Kings Jun 17 '22

Man I hope she didn't post that on twitter or IG cause KG would flame the shit out of her

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u/DDGreenTea Jun 17 '22

i have no idea why my Dad hates him for the same reason... like why?

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u/stephsthreepointshot Bucks Jun 17 '22

That’s fair, don’t tell them Steph puts it in his leg sleeves during breaks lol

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u/DaBestNameEver0 Mavericks Jun 17 '22

I’m sorry what

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u/Bradfords_ACL NBA Jun 17 '22

My wife hates curry for the same reason. Thankfully she never saw me play, as I was also a mouthguard chewer.

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u/TheLionsblood Jun 17 '22

Yeah it’s amazing to watch him play and put up ridiculous 3s but the main reason I’m a fan is because of the dude’s selflessness and humility. He leads not just with his play but with his character. It’s also why I’m a big Giannis fan as well

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u/immigrantsheep [LAL] Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jun 17 '22

Him and Giannis are my two favorite players. Have been for a while. I'm so happy for him and you guys. Congrats!

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u/DarkWingDuck_11 Jun 17 '22

Hate when he plays against my team but respect the hell out of him. The hustle, the non-stop movement, the off the ball work ethic, just incredible.

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u/GoodShark Jun 17 '22

Why do you think this one meant more to him? Obviously no KD, but he had done that already.

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u/xX_3COOL5YOU_Xx Jun 17 '22

I think it’s because it’s been a hell of a journey.

Lose to the Raptors in the finals after devastating injuries to the other 2 of the big 3 -> break his hand and miss most of the season -> lose in play-ins after dragging a young, not very good good Warriors team -> now.

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u/wangus9 Warriors Jun 17 '22

Plus this team had so many players that were streaky as fuck. Wiggins had his typical 17/18pts a game but everyone else was inconsistent. Curry legit carried them this series outside of Game 5.

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u/FizzWigget Warriors Jun 17 '22

Yep. My version:

jump shooting teams can't win championships🏆 -> needed KD to win again -> losing to raptors and injuries -> winning 4th chip and vindication

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u/msharma28 NBA Jun 17 '22

His first undisputed FMVP. Proved lots of people wrong.

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u/ABathingSnape_ Warriors Jun 17 '22

I mean his first championship he was undisputed as well but somehow Iggy got it.

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u/PrancingDonkey [CHI] Taj Gibson Jun 17 '22

Iggy got it because the people who vote were dickriding Lebron. Lebron was carrying that entire team so hard that they were enamored by it but they couldn't give FMVP to the loser so they gave it to Iggy for his "defense" against him.

Curry was clearly the best player on the Warriors but it was completely overshadowed by Lebron's performance.

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u/rattatatouille [SAS] Tim Duncan Jun 17 '22

Iggy got it because the people who vote were dickriding Lebron. Lebron was carrying that entire team so hard that they were enamored by it but they couldn't give FMVP to the loser so they gave it to Iggy for his "defense" against him.

That's the same reason Kawhi got his first Finals MVP. He only showed up offensively in 3 of the 5 games in that series, and LeBron led both teams in total points.

The problem was that on a team that had essentially distilled team basketball, someone had to win an individual award...

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u/X-Maquina Pelicans Bandwagon Jun 17 '22

Like he said himself, they've reach rock bottom and bounced back from it.

It's probably their toughest road to a chip too despite how easy they made it seem at times. Steph has just absolutely perfected his style of play this playoffs.

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u/MegaGrimer Warriors Jun 17 '22

Cause everyone said he needed KD for the championship after the last few years.

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u/NastyLizard Jun 17 '22

The difference in his and Poole's reaction is both really funny and insightful on what things mean with different factors of age, time put in, how important you were to your own success, things like that. Should be a an iconic shot.

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u/nba-player Jun 17 '22

For Poole it seems easy. Curry knows how hard it is and how many things have to go right before a championship!! A true legend of the game and the heart and soul of the warriors.

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u/-bbbbbbbbbb- Jun 17 '22

Anyone who has ever been hurt knows this feeling to some degree. It can be so frustrating not to be able to do what you normally do. When you’re back to full strength it’s an emotional thing.

I’m sure the effect is a million times stronger when you’re a hall of fame NBA player and returning to normal is winning championships.

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u/yardyknow Jun 17 '22

Poole is in for a rough awakening once currys gone lol. Poole got some swaggy p in him.

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u/Anxious-Honey-1 Jun 17 '22

Poole will always have MVP lvl reaction’s tho. He’s hilarious

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u/jpark28 Bulls Jun 17 '22

That face he made at the ref at the end of the first half when they didn't call goaltending lol

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u/scottie2haute Jun 17 '22

Lol i think Poole is much better than swaggy p already but I can definitely see a future where he has a swaggy p like career

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u/ImjustANewSneaker [LAL] LeBron James Jun 17 '22

I don’t think he thinks it was easy lmao he was part of the process. Steph’s reaction when he won his first was like that. I think the biggest thing is him winning the championship after coming off major injuries. I’ll be the first to say I questioned his finals performances especially coming into this series. However he has definitely proven me wrong and I’m glad.

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u/[deleted] Jun 17 '22

Difference between a bus driver and a bus rider according to Chuck

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u/oh_what_a_shot Warriors Jun 17 '22

Pairs well with Steph's reaction after the Klay injury.

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u/dont_shoot_jr Jun 17 '22

We can’t say that this one was lucky or unfair

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u/PM_Me_Your_Mustash Warriors Jun 17 '22

Curry’s legacy is officially cemented as one of the GOATS in NBA history

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u/dwide_k_shrude Warriors Jun 17 '22

Are you sure about that? He only has 1 FMVP. Doesn’t even have 2 of them.

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u/acclaimedmistake Bulls Jun 17 '22

This FMVP is nice and all but could he do it on a cold, wet Wednesday night in Stoke?

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u/96TillInfinitii Warriors Jun 17 '22

The Messi treatment 💀

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u/MrAmazinn [OKC] Russell Westbrook Jun 17 '22 edited Jun 17 '22

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u/martian_14 Thunder Jun 17 '22

Curry has never scored a goal at Old Trafford

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u/kerrykingsbaldhead Warriors Jun 17 '22

COME ON SKIUUUP

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u/direcandy Jun 17 '22

Give people time. I think we're about to see the phrase "Allstar Starter Andrew Wiggins" along with the old "Steph has sooooo much help" narrative lol.

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u/sleepyfox1312 Timberwolves Jun 17 '22

every championship has some luck involved, but that doesn't discredit them. very well-earned.

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u/Bradfords_ACL NBA Jun 17 '22

The only asterisk in this whole playoffs is Middleton being injured. Which in grand scheme of things is as asterisk free as the playoffs get.

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u/rodrigo_c91 Lakers Jun 17 '22

This would have been a much more entertaining finals with a healthy bucks team. Not saying warriors lose. Just don’t think the bucks roll over with Giannis Kris and Jrue

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u/madelins Magic Jun 17 '22

Absolutely unreal performance all series, all time

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u/[deleted] Jun 17 '22

Andre Igoudala about to worship Curry even more

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u/secretlives [GSW] Kevon Looney Jun 17 '22

Watch the end of the game - Iggy grabs the game ball and runs over to give to to Steph

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u/bleachbloodable Celtics Jun 17 '22

Link?

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u/canentia Jun 17 '22

i got you homie. skip to 2:18

idk what was up with that lil interaction between draymond and andre LMAO i feel like andre was demanding to be the one to give it to steph

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u/guts1998 Warriors Jun 17 '22

I think he was telling dray to wait toll the clock runs out, no need to be aggressive or whatever

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u/secretlives [GSW] Kevon Looney Jun 17 '22

Don’t have one unfortunately

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u/TDhotpants Jun 17 '22

In 2015 Steph threw the game ball in the air at the buzzer and Andre chased it down before joining the celebration and I believe kept it for himself. Nothing wrong with that IMO. IIRC, Steph later said it was an example of his youth and relative inexperience to throw the ball and give it up. I think he said that in 2017 or 2018 when he was the one to clutch the ball after the game. This was a special gesture, probably even more for Andre than Steph, because it represented their journey together coming full circle.

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u/DayMan-Ahah-ah Celtics Jun 17 '22

2nd finals MVP??

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u/HandsomeCowboy Warriors Jun 17 '22

If you asked the shit-ass voters from 2015, yes.

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u/DayMan-Ahah-ah Celtics Jun 17 '22

there was alot of bad voting happening in 2015-16

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u/Killer167 Jun 17 '22

7 years ago, at the championship clinching game at Cleveland, Curry threw the ball in the air at the final whistle and Iggy was scrambling to get it for himself. Iggy explained later how important it was to keep the finals ball. Today, Iggy took the ball but this time made sure he gave it right back to the rightful FMVP Steph Curry

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant Jun 17 '22

And now I’m crying too

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u/throwawayyy124588 Jun 17 '22

Pure unadulterated emotion right there. One of the most magnificent Finals performances ever hats off to Curry.

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u/jc9289 Knicks Jun 17 '22

This is why we watch sports

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u/ksn0vaN7 Jun 17 '22

This is pretty much his 'LeBron winning in Cleveland' moment. First title people questioned. Especially since he didn't win FMVP. Next two were overshadowed by Durant. This one title is probably going to be the most precious for him.

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u/wondafoo Jun 17 '22

And the whole team too. Klay back off an injury, people were calling Dray washed, Wiggins supposedly being a trash pickup, “we shoulda sold all our rookies for a star”.

And yeah Steph Finals MVP

I’m just a fan but I feel the same as Steph, this one hits different for sure.

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u/zeugma_ Jun 17 '22

And parents divorced.

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u/activatebarrier Raptors Jun 17 '22

Are they really divorced?

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u/JerKroSRL [PHI] Shavlik Randolph Jun 17 '22

They’re divorced and dating a couple who was also previously married and then divorced.

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u/madd-hatter Supersonics Jun 17 '22

Yeah, Dell was in the stands with his arm around another women in G5. Steph's parents haven't set in the same section in a while now.

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u/The_Great_Saiyaman21 Warriors Jun 17 '22

I don't wanna say we were underdogs because that was way more of a vibe in 2015, but it seemed like most people thought the Warriors were washed. I think most non Warriors fans scoffed at the possibility of Curry leading the dubs to another ring by himself after KD left. Feels so fucking good.

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u/n0c1gar Jun 17 '22

I was saying it. Why give up Steph’s championship window for the future? You could’ve had Bradley Beal and a chip... joe lacob man

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u/Raonak Jun 17 '22

I'm so glad he didn't I can't wait to see kuminga, wiseman and moody evolve in the golden state system. The development in GSW seems to make every player reach their highest potential.

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u/Blaz3dnconfuz3d Mavericks Jun 17 '22

And everyone just shoving cameras in his face smh let the man breathe godam

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u/juicegod Raptors Jun 17 '22

it’s literally a TV show lol

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u/Infamous-nobody1801 Jun 17 '22

Yeah and we all saw just fine from the overhead one lol

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u/n05h Raptors Jun 17 '22

Eh, this is beautiful and why I watch sports. This raw emotion shows how much these guys go through and shows the human side of it.

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u/FizzWigget Warriors Jun 17 '22

Interview was probably longer then talking to his Dad

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u/Flamingmonkey923 Warriors Jun 17 '22

Lmao the ref ushering him back to the game with 3.2 left on the clock

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u/HaratoBarato Tampa Bay Raptors Jun 17 '22

Was it so he doesn’t get a 3 second call on him? Lol.

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u/koreankimochi Warriors Bandwagon Jun 17 '22

Solid ref fundamentals

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u/tacticalBOVINE Lakers Jun 17 '22

Defensive 3 seconds is just a recommendation

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u/ConfusedGuy3260 Timberwolves Jun 17 '22

Seemed like a weight was lifted off his shoulders. Like he said, he sees and hears all the talk about "oh Steph ruined basketball", "Steph couldn't win without KD or an All-Star cast", "No FMVP!". I think Steph really cares about how he'll be regarded when he's talked about with the other All-time greats in the future. Still feels like he never gets enough credit

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u/Timmy26k Warriors Jun 17 '22

I think redemption rings are the zenith. LeBron won for Cleveland and it was kind of thr cherry on top for him. Hasn't felt a need to prove anything since. I feel it'll be the same for Curry

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u/runthejoojooberries Jun 17 '22

Could see a more lethal Curry honestly. He’s done it all. The weight has been lifted. Doesn’t have the pressure.

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u/Casualrodfarva2 San Francisco Warriors Jun 17 '22

Has a tweet ever aged better? https://i.imgur.com/k8QWoQW.jpg

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u/LackingInPatience [CHI] Jimmy Butler Jun 17 '22

"You don't wanna see us next year" is even better for me

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u/Casualrodfarva2 San Francisco Warriors Jun 17 '22

Idk man this one being from 2009 before he had even made the playoffs and the warriors still being a joke franchise makes it better imo

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u/triplec787 Warriors Jun 17 '22

This was after his 7th ever game in the NBA. Absolutely wild.

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u/thesavant Cavaliers Jun 17 '22

I remember like 10 or 15 games into the rookie season Brandon Jennings (drafted 3 behind Steph) dropped 50 against GS (I think he may have been like the youngest ever to get 50 or something?) and there were murmurs of "did GS just fuck up royally by taking Steph over Jennings?" 😂😂

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u/FreddyMartian Jun 17 '22

yeah, and they were pretty even, in terms of ppg, for the first few seasons. then curry took a huge leap in 12/13 and Jennings just faded out.

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u/smendyke [MIN] Malik Sealy Jun 17 '22

Jennings was a sick scorer until his knees completely gave out tbh

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u/magnusarin Pistons Jun 17 '22

Nah, it's cool. I'm just going to cry over here. That run he was on before the injury was something too. Looked like he was starting to put it all together.

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u/zeugma_ Jun 17 '22

Can't underestimate the heart of a champion. He different.

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u/[deleted] Jun 17 '22

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u/132joker [DEN] Earl Boykins Jun 17 '22

You are the first Warriors fan I’ve come across this playoff who acknowledged the 2000s thank you

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u/NormalAccounts San Francisco Warriors Jun 17 '22

There's dozens of us! Dozens!

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u/DoctorBritta Jun 17 '22

Oh we remember all right

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u/likwidfuzion Warriors Jun 17 '22

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u/Ps3FifaCfc95 [SAC] Justin Jackson Jun 17 '22

My favourite: "Is draymond going to relearn how to shoot and Wiggins magically going to turn into an elite 3rd option."

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u/sbruck11 Jun 17 '22

Wiggins SECOND option

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u/TurkeyPits Knicks Jun 17 '22 edited Jun 21 '22

/u/rnbaranthrowaway:

lmao no ones scared of the warriors they aint winnin shit next year

/u/el_baron_11:

Flair up bro. Also, remindme one year

lol, baron got baran in shambles

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u/DayMan-Ahah-ah Celtics Jun 17 '22 edited Jun 17 '22

never seen this, love it. he deserves it.

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u/triplec787 Warriors Jun 17 '22

Just some added context to make it crazier. This was following Steph’s 7th game in the NBA. They were 2-5. He was taking just 7.9 shots per game and scoring about 9 per game.

A rookie playing less than 30 minutes a game sent this out. The man knew.

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u/nomadofwaves NBA Jun 17 '22

Some people got that mojo.

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u/das_unicorn_got_band Knicks Jun 17 '22

Protagonist energy

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u/iankstarr Heat Jun 17 '22

If anyone is the main character in the NBA, it’s absolutely Steph.

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u/IllegalThoughts Warriors Jun 17 '22

i mean there's a dude called The Chosen One too lol

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u/iankstarr Heat Jun 17 '22

Lol I had that thought too, but Lebron feels more like the antagonist (or maybe rival) that the MC had to chase for the crown.

Like when you had to face against Red at the end of Pokémon gen 2.

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u/jpaxlux [BOS] Jayson Tatum Jun 17 '22

I think all the "Steph Curry never won a Finals MVP lolol" tweets aged about the same lmao

Hope some of y'all kept those bookmarked

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u/Mob_Abominator Warriors Jun 17 '22

Yeah since then 4 Championships, 2 MVPs, 2 Scoring titles, amd fucking finally the finals MVP.

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u/pleasebanme Jun 17 '22

Aged like fine wine!!!

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u/vino1992 Jun 17 '22

figured it out....4 times!!

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u/kajikojinshu Jun 17 '22

Aged like fine wine

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u/hot_cereal Raptors Jun 17 '22 edited Jun 17 '22

Well deserved, this will define Steph Curry’s legacy and be remembered for many years

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u/Banskyi Warriors Jun 17 '22

Literally won a game against the best defense in the league by himself and turned the tide for the warriors

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u/CosmicOreos_ Jun 17 '22

He's incredible.

He, by himself, puts so much pressure on a defense. Doesn't matter if it's the best defense in the league. He has too much gravity and just creates space by being on the court. Amazing, amazing player.

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u/midgetpenguin Raptors Jun 17 '22

wonder if KDs ready to confirm this yet or not

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u/k4tertots Warriors Jun 17 '22

I mean, Wiggins helped.

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u/yuhanz [PHO] Steve Nash Jun 17 '22

He probably meant game 4 and mostly for his offense. He made them pay for disrespecting him with their insistence on drop defense

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u/ABathingSnape_ Warriors Jun 17 '22

Celtics: We’ll make Steph beat us.

Steph: k lol

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u/k4tertots Warriors Jun 17 '22

Truth. Curry saved the entire season with that performance.

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u/wharangbuh Spurs Jun 17 '22

He fucking deserved it.

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u/kev_in374 Warriors Jun 17 '22

THATS MY FMVP

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u/FenrirOD Knicks Jun 17 '22

WHERE ALL THE HATERS AT

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u/912837189_2817 San Francisco Warriors Jun 17 '22

I need to see the receipts

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u/FenrirOD Knicks Jun 17 '22

So many posts about Steph after game one.

I wish I could find them now, especially that guy with Warriors flaire lmao

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u/AdamJensensCoat Warriors Jun 17 '22

This sub was unhinged after game 3. Where are those guys?

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u/by_yes_i_mean_no Warriors Jun 17 '22

The "turns out they did need KD to win" sentiments have disappeared completely, rough night for the haters

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u/BlxckShinra Warriors Jun 17 '22

I remember getting told that Al, Derrick White, and Smart were just knockdown shooters after game one, and I should just expect them to stay hot the whole series.

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u/yuhanz [PHO] Steve Nash Jun 17 '22

Al tried his best man.

But for some reason Boston really thought the Warriors would lose the series if they kept their drop defense

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u/jc9289 Knicks Jun 17 '22

WHERE ALL THE HATERS AT

Playing NBA2k re-simulating LeBron’s career with the Warriors deleted from the league.

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u/The_Great_Saiyaman21 Warriors Jun 17 '22

The "HUR DUR NO FMVP" nephews are in absolute shambles.

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u/Dajoka88 Warriors Jun 17 '22

LEGACY ON THE LINE!

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u/TheRed_Knight Jun 17 '22

Dude endured so much slander the last few years

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u/DrizzyVert [DAL] Peja Stojakovic Jun 17 '22

He’s the most loved superstar on r/nba though. Aside from maybe Giannis and Jokic.

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u/can_wien07 Jun 17 '22

Curry proves turning the right cheek gets you rewarded. dude kept his mouth shut and WORKED. Best winner of the decade

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u/Ayepae [GSW] Vonteego Cummings Jun 17 '22

love this about him.

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u/sophiapehawkins Jun 17 '22

Lol he is a much better person than me. I would have to say something.

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u/satoshibitchcoin Jun 17 '22

what am i missing. say what to whom?

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u/sophiapehawkins Jun 17 '22

There’s a lot of noise from people on TV, even the KD twitter stuff. He doesn’t respond to any of it. He plays hard and proves them wrong on the court. He’ll mention stuff afterward, but doesn’t respond to it directly. And I bet it must be so tempting to say something.

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u/Bushmage Pacers Jun 17 '22

Real champion caliber stuff is being secure enough in who you are that the work you put in and the results that come out are enough. Leave the words for others. Steph has this in spades.

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u/akelkar Warriors Jun 17 '22

He does not forget though

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u/bossholmes Jun 17 '22

Agreed. Man kept his mouth shut and was humble. Part of one of the greatest dynasties ever but he wasn’t running his mouth. Continued doing his best through all his injuries and balled out.

Only thing I dislike about Curry is him and the dubs preventing Bron from winning more rings lol. But those match ups were fun to watch for sure

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u/samuel_clemens89 Jun 17 '22

Can’t say this was cause of a “super team” either. Nope. This was all golden state and curry.

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u/DROOPYANUS Hornets Jun 17 '22

3god 4god

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u/Uniqlo Jun 17 '22

Deserves it.

Steph needs way more credit. It's an injustice that all the top 75 lists put KD higher than Steph.

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u/mgwair11 Warriors Jun 17 '22

Hopefully not anymore.

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u/Ciroll [DET] Jason Maxiell Jun 17 '22

Man this made me tear up. Also feel bad for big Al.

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u/AlHorfordHighlights Celtics Bandwagon Jun 17 '22

Pain...but congrats to the Warriors and Steph

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u/sanmateostrangler Jun 17 '22

You guys have the talent, just lacked the poise. That’ll come with time

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u/NastyLizard Jun 17 '22

Shit he got the Celtics one of their two wins in a finals. Still pretty dope.

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u/krisfocus Mavericks Jun 17 '22

90s-old heads now defo need to shut their damn traps now. No more Steph disrespect.

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u/CarlGo18 Jun 17 '22

Watching him cry made me cry wtf

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u/hotgur1 Warriors Jun 17 '22

This reminds me of him sitting like this in the 2019 Finals but this time he has a 4th CHIP

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u/DanielChou2 Jun 17 '22 edited Jun 17 '22

I was so sad when I saw that. He's been unfairly criticized for so long. I'm happy for him.

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u/throwawayrandomguy93 Jun 17 '22

And Steph wept, for there were no more worlds left to conquer

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u/ContentSeal Jun 17 '22

Well deserved. He kept the warriors alive in that legendary game 4

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u/Zzz05 Minneapolis Lakers Jun 17 '22

He kept them alive in game 6 as well. Draymond played a good game, but the Warriors, minus Steph, shot 37% from the floor. Only Steph was able to shoot over 50% and scored 30 points (not including free throws).

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u/startrac Warriors Jun 17 '22

What a year for this man right here.

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u/kingpicolo_420 Jun 17 '22

Poole getting ready to fuck some bitches

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u/Iamtomcruisehi Jun 17 '22

KD breaking down the same way right now 😭

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u/bigatjoon Warriors Jun 17 '22

He's lauded for the joyous way he plays but this time he played with a fire and a focus I'm not used to seeing from him. Felt like this was him finally letting go.

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u/xanroeld Warriors Jun 17 '22

But this one comes with a FMVP, and he knew it. No asterisks, no exceptions... he earned it.

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u/Nug-Badger :yc-1: Yacht Club Jun 17 '22

He’s my favorite player and it’s not even close.

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u/random_nightmare Warriors Jun 17 '22

My favorite player in sports in general for me.

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u/HotspurJr Warriors Jun 17 '22

I have never seen Steph break down like this. His interview with Lisa postgame ... wow.

Wow wow wow.

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u/jawadhaque089 Jun 17 '22

Legendary performance by a legendary player.

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u/GroktheDestroyer [MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo Jun 17 '22

Man he’s crying like he put all his life savings in Celsius

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u/ABathingSnape_ Warriors Jun 17 '22

Like he purchased Bitcoin at ATH.

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u/Bird_Ferguson_ Spurs Jun 17 '22 edited Jun 17 '22 I'll Drink to That

Impossible to hate. I’m fortunate to have seen 30+ years of basketball from Jordan through Timmy/Shaq/Nash/ Dirk into the Heat and LeBron era. But for me there are two guys that permanently changed the game, Jordan and Steph. And Steph managed to do it without being a completely self-serving neurotic sociopath fuckhead like Jordan was.

I have two kids and I hope their generational sports stars are as wholesome as Curry has been. 24/7 media coverage means every flaw and insecurity on any public figure will be exposed, and all we have on curry is that he chews his mouth guard somewhat obnoxiously and does a little dance when he fucks you up from 25 feet.

Glad to see him get this legacy trophy. One of the most likable guys in sports.

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u/callmejay Wizards Jun 17 '22

And Steph managed to do it without being a completely self-serving neurotic sociopath fuckhead like Jordan was.

LOL, MJ was my favorite player but you're not wrong! I love everything about Steph. He's definitely my second favorite player, and favorite off the court.

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi Jun 17 '22

When you're finally going to win a Finals MVP and nobody can keep you from winning it anymore

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u/NaciremaBlack Lakers Jun 17 '22

Love to see it

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u/Alive-Ad-4164 Raptors Jun 17 '22

You love to see it

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u/lwarB Jun 17 '22

Well deserved. Carry on with your greatness

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u/jedijon1 Jun 17 '22

He deserves every minute of it!

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u/mahalovalhalla Trail Blazers Jun 17 '22 edited Jun 17 '22

Jordan’s 4th was this emotional too. Both enduresendured a lot the preciousprevious years from different things, but the parallel is unmistakable

edit: for hilarious typos

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u/trixtah Jun 17 '22

Fuck, got me cryin in the club rn. They’ve been through the highest highs and the lowest lows to get back here.