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Fans React To Jordan Poole Calling Steph Curry The MVP After 8-Point Performance vs. Bucks: "What MVP Is Walking Out With 8 In 33 Minutes?"

Fans React To Jordan Poole Calling Steph Curry The MVP After 8-Point Performance vs. Bucks: "What MVP Is Walking Out With 8 In 33 Minutes?"

The Golden State Warriors pulled off a great win against the reigning NBA Champions Milwaukee Bucks. Warriors guards' Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson combined for 66 points over the game to help put the Bucks away as mercurial guard Steph Curry ended the night with just 8 points.

Curry's hot-start this season has significantly cooled off with the guard shooting poorly from the field and from the three in 2022. However, Curry's gravity still demands a lot of attention and that is exactly what the Bucks did.

Milwaukee loaded up defense on Curry every time he stepped through half-court, forcing Curry to pass the ball out to Thompson and Poole. As a result, Curry ended the night with just 8 points but facilitated the offense for the other players. It was a solid performance, but Jordan Poole did raise eyebrows after calling Curry the MVP in his post-game interviews.

While Curry's skill and impact on the game are undeniable, Poole's comment seems horribly timed. This is not the game that makes a strong case for Steph to be the MVP when we see facilitation like this at an arguably higher level from Nikola Jokic, in addition to consistent scoring performances.

Curry is not far removed from a bad loss at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks where he didn't shoot the ball in the fourth quarter en-route to a tough loss that helped Mavericks claim the season series against Warriors 2-1. 

With a lot of negative attention around Steph's performances over the last couple of months, Twitter decided to have a field day with Poole's comments and had some hilarious reactions to it. 

While the negativity was there, many fans defended Poole and Curry's status as an MVP due to his offensive gravity that unlocked the offense to have the night that it had.

While it may be unrealistic to have Curry in the MVP race this year, he does bring MVP-level play to the floor every night. Even though he created for others, an offensive weapon like him shouldn't be called MVP after a night where he had just 8 points.