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Matt Barnes Defends Stephen Curry: "If You Don't Like Steph Curry, Then You're Just A Hater. What Can You Really Not Like About Him? He’s Himself."

Matt Barnes Defends Stephen Curry: "If You Don't Like Steph Curry, Then You're Just A Hater. What Can You Really Not Like About Him? He’s Himself."

After two seasons with ups and downs, Stephen Curry entered this campaign, getting more hate than before. Well, the Golden State Warriors superstar is trying to lead his squad to the promised land once again, and right now has a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks. 

The Chef is doing the things that made him one of the best players in the world again, showing that neither he nor the Warriors dynasty is done yet. Believe it or not, Curry still gets a lot of hate from fans, and that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon. 

The good thing is that Curry has people that support him and one of his former teammates recently came to his defense, calling out haters for shading one of the most genuine stars in the NBA. Matt Barnes predicts that Curry will win his fourth championship to boost his resume. 

Via NBC Sports:

“I think so," Barnes told Liffmann. "I think if he's not able to, I don't think it hurts but it will definitely help. The more rings, the better, and the one knock that people always have on Steph is ... 'you won a championship but you didn't win the Finals MVP' when he possibly could have and should have won Finals MVP."

"I say this with all due respect to [Andre] Iguodala in the '15-16 series, Steph played his heart out in that series but Iguodala got it and earned it and obviously, we know what [Kevin Durant] did when he helped get the Warriors to the Finals to make his run. So I think it'll definitely help and I have a feeling that if they're able to get there and win it, I feel like this is going to be Steph's Finals MVP moment as well."

Barnes also joined 95.7 The Game's "Steiny & Guru" on Tuesday, where he explained why Curry deserves another ring.

"It would be huge and he deserves it,” Barnes said. “If you don't like Steph Curry, then you're just a hater. What can you really not like about him? He’s himself. He plays the game the right way. He plays the game the right way. He’s selfless. Rarely, in this day and age, these selfless superstars. He's a selfless superstar. I think it’d be huge if they’re able to get it. It’s no lie this team is getting older.”

A lot has been said about that controversial 2015 Finals MVP that Andre Iguodala won, and Curry will have a chance to win that elusive award if he gets past the Mavericks this year. The competition is tough now, and Steph will have to do a great job to make it to the big series, and win a fourth championship, and the Finals MVP.