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The NBA Finals got off to a bad start for the Warriors and the pressure is on, especially for Stephen Curry. It is in this context that Jeremy Lin released an ultra cash statement on the Chef… more than 12 years after their collaboration with the Warriors! Some aspects of his opinion may be debated, but the guard’s reasoning can be understood.
Golden State is the favorite of the series against the Celtics, and Game 1 has long adhered to that premise. Except for conceding a violent 40-16 in the final quarter, it was Steve Kerr’s men who found themselves behind the score, when the final whistle sounded. A very disappointing outcome, especially since Stephen Curry had started the drum beat with no less than 21 points in the first 12 minutes.
Unfortunately, the sequel was not the same and although the leader finished the game with 35 units accompanied by 5 rebounds and 5 assists, it was not enough to ensure the success of his team. Unsurprisingly, the No. 30’s detractors seized the opportunity on the fly to hit the player once again, mocking him in particular for his absence as MVP of the Finals as he emerged victorious three times. To many, this is proof that he is not one of the best all-time NBA athletes.
However, this logic does not please his relatives and especially in the locker room of the Bay, in particular, his coach flew to his rescue after Game 1. Some of his peers have also stepped up to the plate to defend him, like Jeremy Lin who spoke on Twitter. The former Knicks leader explains that he openly supports the Dubs on this series, while adding that the crazy shooter no longer has anything to prove to anyone.
Lin: “Curry doesn’t need the MVP of the Finals”
I hope Steph Curry wins the championship and finals MVP. But make no mistake about it, he does NOT need a final MVP to validate his career by any means
– Jeremy Lin (@ JLin7) June 3, 2022
I hope Steph Curry wins the MVP of the Finals as well as the ring. But make no mistake about it, he does NOT need a Finals MVP to validate his career by any means.
Linsanity knows Baby Face well, given that they evolved together the time of a season in 2010-11, so about 12 years ago. More recently, the guard was also a member of the Californian G-League team, before being cut and landing in China where he still plays. As for the present case, it is difficult in any case not to agree with it.
Indeed, while winning the Bill Russell Trophy would be a great accomplishment for Steph, he already has a breathtaking trophy cabinet with three rings, two regular-season MVP titles and a top scorer. . On top of that, and perhaps more importantly, he influenced the game like an NBA athlete rarely did before him, launching a whole new era of basketball basically on his own. Suffice it to say that we are not close to seeing someone imitate him soon!
Jeremy Lin is loud and clear, Stephen Curry doesn’t need the MVP of the Finals. One imagines, however, that the Chief would not say no to the award, as it would also mean that he would have won his fourth title by beating the Celtics.