Stephen Curry’s MVP-caliber season with Warriors gets 13-word reaction from Metta World Peace
In a bid to pull the Golden State Warriors out of the rut, Stephen Curry has been putting on a show for the last month or two. Not only has gained more and more viewers, but it has also placed Curry in the MVP race. In fact, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne wrote a lengthy piece about Curry saving the 2020-21 NBA season—a report that Metta World Peace wholly agrees with.
Peace retweeted the article by Shelburne which dissected Curry’s efforts in leading his team to a playoff spot amid a season of struggles. The former Los Angeles Lakers star praised the article and agrees with the sentiments it tried to evoke.
Wow!!! This is great. So true . He could’ve packed it in. Great story https://t.co/7NMKzmq3qw
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorld37) May 4, 2021
The article, among others, highlighted Curry’s performances from March 29 to April 19 when he logged in at least 30 points in 11 straight games. This included a 53-point outburst and several 40-point explosions.
Apart from squeezing out several victories, it also amassed millions of viewers. The Warriors-Celtics duel on April 17, when Stephen Curry dropped 47 points to match Jayson Tatum’s 44, drew 2.5 million viewers on NBC.
This string of great performances has triggered analysts to put Curry on the MVP race together with the likes of Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic. The Warriors star won’t likely win it, but he’s already pleased that people are noticing his efforts.
“Yeah, I do [feel deserving of the MVP],” the Warriors star said recently on whether he thinks he should win MVP. “But even if you don’t win it, being in the conversation, top five; those type of acknowledgements show what you’re about, no matter what the situation is, year to year.
“That, in and of itself, is the reward, because we all know how hard it is to actually have everything go right for a season that you actually win it.”
Whether the Warriors qualify for the playoffs or not, it would be unfair to slam Stephen Curry for not putting the work in.