The Steph Curry Hype is out of Control

May 12

The Steph Curry Hype is out of Control

I don’t think anyone will argue that Steph Curry deserved to be MVP this season. He was arguably the most improved player after having won the award last season too. So let me start this blog off by stating that I love Steph Curry, hell, I like his parents, his wife and kids are beautiful and Riley Curry is a superstar. Now back to basketball.

I think the Steph Curry hype has gone too far and here’s why.

Best All-Around Team

The Golden State Warriors broke the single season wins record this season that was previously held by the great Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. Who in their right mind thought we would ever see another team have a better record than 72-10? I know I didn’t. I would have bet my last dollar that if would have never happened because athletes were becoming more gifted and they were closing the gap between role players and superstars.

Well I couldn’t have been more wrong. The 2015-2016 Golden State Warriors actually did it, not just because they have Steph Curry but because they have one of the best constructed teams of all time. Most of the time when you have a player of Steph Curry’s caliber on a team, there’s usually only one other person on the team you’ll have to focus on. For example, with the old Bulls you had to factor in what Pippen would do, the Lakers had Kobe and Shaq, Utah had Stockton and Malone, etc.

Sure there were teams that had a big 3 if you go back to the old Laker or Celtic teams and even Greg Pop’s Spurs, but we have never seen anything like what the Warriors have now.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that Steph Curry is the beneficiary of being on a really well constructed team. Once again that’s not a knock on him, just that the team is great from top to bottom. They have guys like Klay Thompson or Draymond Green could be the face of many franchises out here. But let’s not forget that they also have former All-Star Andre Iguodala coming off the bench and one of the best backup point guards in the game in Shaun Livingston.

This leads me to my next point

The Warriors can win without Steph Curry, but not the Cavs

With the arsenal of weapons that the Warriors have, I’m pretty sure they would still be a force in the NBA even if Step Curry wasn’t on the team. Once again, let me say that I think Step is definitely the man, we’ve never seen anything like him before, but what about that guy in Cleveland?

Lebron James, in my opinion, is still the most polarizing figure in the NBA. Why? I’m glad you asked. Because whatever team he’s on is immediately a title contender. There aren’t many players in the NBA that you can say that about, hell there aren’t many people in the history of the NBA that you can say that about.

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So what should the Atlanta Hawks do?

May 11

So what should the Atlanta Hawks do?

Believe it or not, the Atlanta Hawks basketball fans aren’t really upset. They’re actually some of the most understanding fans in the NBA. Yep, they understand that the team has been meeting expectations for past few years. Sure they would love to see their team exceed expectations but a large majority of them really don’t expect their beloved Hawks to beat whatever team LeBron James is on.

So basically what I’m trying to say is that fans feel like they have a really good team, a competitive team and most nights an exciting team, but the Hawks as well as majority of the Eastern Conference don’t really think that they have a fair chance to come out of the east as long as LBJ is in his prime.

So what should the Atlanta Hawks organization do?

  1. Do they want to continue putting a competitive product on the floor?
  2. Do they want to dismantle and start over?

Well the Hawks already have a competitive product. They have a really good coach and some solid players. Sure you can go after some big time free agents but Atlanta just doesn’t seem to be the place where the big dogs want to come. Just as a side note, I don’t know why. I personally love the ATL; I think it’s the greatest city in the world.

The fact of the matter is that the top echelon players want to either play with their friends or play in certain cities. So back to the Hawks, they actually have a pretty good basketball team and hey maybe next year they’ll finally unlock the secret to beating a LeBron led team in a playoff series.

Now my second point was to dismantle and start over. I think this would be a terrible idea because the chances of getting stuck with a sucky team are very likely. College basketball isn’t quite what it used to be because college coaches aren’t given enough time to develop players like they did in the past. The one and done situation leads to…well it leads to what you see in Philadelphia, but that’s another story.

Conclusion

Atlanta, please leave the team alone. Don’t get any bright ideas and try to dismantle the team because it’s just not worth it. There are some really good players on the team and it would be disheartening to the city if players like Jeff Teague or Al Horford ended up on other teams and we had to watch them flourish somewhere else. It would make all Atlanta sports fans feel like the Hawks and the Braves have the same people working in the front office because we see what’s going on over there.

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Should Kevin Durant stay in OKC?

Aug 18

Should Kevin Durant stay in OKC?

Kevin Durant recently said that he believes he is the best player in the NBA. Many would probably say that title belongs to Lebron James but no one really seems to have a problem with him making that statement. After all we are talking about a guy that averages 25 pts, 6.6 reb and 4 ast per game, and he also plays alongside a scoring point guard in Russell Westbrook.

If someone were to ask me who the best player in the NBA is right now, I would have to say LBJ without a doubt, but I do ask myself what would happen if Durant decided to play in a larger market and not have to share the ball with a point guard that takes more shots than he does. It would be interesting to see Durant takes his talents somewhere else.

This is no knock on Oklahoma City, I’m sure it’s a really nice town and the word is that they have some of the best fans in the NBA. But I just think it would be good for the NBA and Kevin Durant’s brand if he were playing in a bigger market. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the Lakers go back to their rightful place atop the Eastern Conference with Durant leading the charge? Oh yeah, Kobe is there and who knows when he’ll really retire.

What if he were to play in New York? Couldn’t you see Durant as a Knickerbocker? It would be awesome to see Spike Lee sitting courtside at MSG with a Durant jersey on. The Knicks belong at the top of the Eastern Conference, New York City is a basketball city and the fans deserve it. Oh yeah, I forgot, Carmelo Anthony is there and Phil Jackson is working on his master plan for the Knicks. We’ll just wait on that.

Maybe he can go back home to D.C. and play for the Wizards, ah ha, that’s it. Durant belongs in the Nation Capital. I’m not sure who’ll be traded if he were to go home, but surely the roster can’t hold Durant, Beal and Wall, someone has to go.

Washington D.C. is a major market and it’s would make for a great story to have one of the top 2 or 3 players in the league come home.

Should Durant go home?

Will it help his brand?

Will it help his case for the best player in the world?

I’m not sure but I’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment and tell me what you think. Should he stay in OKC or should he take his talents elsewhere?

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