It’s been about a month and a half since the Golden State Warriors captured their fourth NBA championship in eight years.
Superstar Steph Curry secured the one thing that had eluded him the three previous championship runs, in winning his first NBA Finals MVP.
Since that fateful night in Boston, Curry and his teammates have been on what can be considered a petty tour. But no one has had more fun ribbing others than Curry himself.
But while Curry has been doing his best imitation of being the ultimate “petty king,” players are still taking unnecessary shots at an all-time great.
The latest is former Brooklyn Nets journeyman Mike James, who had a lot to say during his recent appearance on “The Players Choice” podcast. The journeyman sounded like a silly hater with his blasphemous comments.
“How he plays and how he gets his shots off, it’s just kind of one-dimensional. If we put Luka, Embiid, Bron, KD and Giannis on any team in the world, they’re gonna be who they are. I don’t know about that for Steph, it’s a little murky.”
Ain’t no way Mike James thinks Steph Curry is one dimensional ? pic.twitter.com/tWjkrwCzJu
— Hot Takes (@BestFactsTakes) August 5, 2022
Those comments coming from anyone in the NBA would sound silly, but coming from a journeyman who couldn’t last in the league it’s just ridiculous.
James sounds like a guy who’s jealous of the success and transcendent player Curry has become. Curry would excel on any team because his skillset is unique and his best attribute is his ability to shoot the basketball.
The Petty King Himself Responds: Sort Of
As he’s done all offseason, Curry has capitalized on any opportunity to blast those who are hating on him or his team’s amazing accomplishments.
During a press conference at his annual Steph Curry camp, the reigning Finals MVP had this to say about any of his campers trying to guard him and he also took a subtle shot at “Mr Eight Points A Game James.”
“It’s bad for all them. Even as one-dimensional as I am.”
— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) August 5, 2022
The shot at James is just one of the many he’s gotten in this offseason. Steph got after Celtics forward Grant Williams when he hosted the ESPYS last month, after Williams said the better team lost. He roasted Williams who had to sit there and take it after his downright dumb comments. Williams opened the door and the newfound “petty king,” walked on in, as he should’ve.
Curry And Warriors Are Amongst Favorites To Win It All In 2023
After winning their fourth title the Warriors seem primed to run it back with their core of Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green still intact, plus an infusion of youth in Andrew Wiggins, who was the team’s second-best player during the playoffs.
The emergence of Jordan Poole and Kevon Looney as well Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody, and James Wiseman, make the Warriors’ future bright.
The additions of veterans Donte DiVencinzo and Jamychal Green also put the Warriors in great position to hoist another Larry O’Brien Trophy, but that starts and ends with the one-dimension petty king. And you know he’s ready to snipe away and win another if he can.