Overreactions were overflowing to start the 2020-21 season, especially when it came to Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Getting off to a rather rough start, many were doubting whether Steph was good enough to carry a team to the playoffs without an All-Star partner by his side.
But following tonight's statement victory against the Blazers, in which Curry dropped 62 points, Warriors coach Steve Kerr came to his defense, citing how much harder it is for a guy like Steph to lead a team by himself.
"If you think about most guys considered the best players in the league, physical freaks of nature, LeBron, Giannis, Anthony Davis. Steph is 6-3, 180 pounds, whatever he is. He has to carry a game with skill, not physicality."
It is certainly true that having size and athleticism makes the game easier for players. Guys like LeBron, Giannis, and AD all have aspects of their body/game that you can't really teach.
For Curry, his physicality is almost a liability. He's not faster, stronger, or taller than anybody else, and his dominance is really just dependant on skill.
It doesn't take away the greatness of anybody else, but it definitely puts Steph's game in perspective -- and fans are certainly going to appreciate it.