Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry offered an interesting response when he learned that LeBron James confidant Maverick Carter was talking down his defensive prowess:
“There was a relevant headline this morning — somebody talking about my defense,” Curry said during an interview with Chris “Coseezy” Strachan of brandedu, referring to Carter’s remarks. “I hear it all. I don’t go looking for it, but I’ve got some goons out there that send me every link possible if somebody says something about me.
“I don’t get bent out of shape about things I can’t control,” the Warriors star added. “I have realized that with all the success we’ve had, and the heights that we’ve been to, going to five straight NBA Finals. If you’re doing something great, no matter what it is, they’re coming for you.
“So I have no problem with letting stuff live,” Curry said in closing. “People who actually know what they’re talking about, they’re gonna speak facts and truth. When I’m done playing and retired, there will still be haters.”
Steph Curry responds to Mav Carter's comments on his defense:
"You doing something great no matter what it is, they're coming for you… People who actually know what they're talking about they're gonna speak facts & truth."
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) April 22, 2020
Clearly, Stephen Curry is not concerned with Maverick Carter’s opinion, or the opinions of any haters for that matter.
Curry missed 58 games this season due to a hand injury. As a result, the Warriors struggled to find any sort of rhythm. In fact, Golden State is currently holding the league’s worst record at 15-50 overall. The former Davidson standout scored 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in his return — a 121-113 loss to the Raptors in early March.
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In his five appearances for the Warriors this season, Curry has racked up averages of 20.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting from the field (24.5 percent from beyond the arc), 6.6 assists, 5.2 rebounds and a steal in 27.8 minutes per outing.
The NBA decided to suspend the regular season in mid-March due to ongoing concerns with the coronavirus pandemic, with the Warriors star being the first NBA player to test for the virus. At this point, it’s not clear if play will resume, though some officials around the league are hoping to pick the campaign up at a later date this year.