I can't believe the hate Steph has gotten for the finals....granted he did not play well, but dude was injured, I watched a ton of GS games this year and all the playoff ones.
In the OKC & Cavs Series, he rarely if at all used any hard crosses left to right or right to left, and any baller will know those are the staple handling moves you need to either set the defender up or drop them off, he had no explosion at all, all his moves look one speed.
Yes he did settle too much for the three pointer, as last year he took mid range jumpers and floaters, I don't recall one floater in the last 2 games in the finals from him.
Of course him and his organization are going to say he's 100%! What else are they going to say, that his knee is borked and he's not feeling well!
It's just like all the supposed OKC & Durant fans that turned on KD when he played a crappy game 6, come on man KD was still rusty at the beginning of the season from his surgery, unless you're proper freak athlete you need time to recover.
Curry is not done, nor will he be on the decline just yet. He will play at a MVP candidate level for another 2-3 years I am sure.
The refs have given him no calls in the last two PO series, which is shocking considering he was the MVP. Yes the playoffs are suppose to be physical, but the amount of holding and grabbing that the MVP got should have resulted in fouls being called for him.
Actually, he's been getting almost no criticism. Too little if anything. If this were LeBron....or even Kobe it would be much much worse.
I think one reason is he's not supposed to be here.
Really, who was Steph just 2 seasons ago? He came out of no where and terrorized the league for 2 seasons. No one with so little fanfare as come along and done something of this magnitude. It's kind of hard to bash someone who's teammate David Lee got selected as an All-Star just a few seasons ago.