Game 2 of Golden State’s second round matchup against the Pelicans saw Steph Curry return to game action for the first time since suffering an MCL injury on March 23. Curry’s transition back to the lineup was seamless but not surprising. Despite being a league MVP and multiple time champion, he was fine coming off the bench. Steph blended into the lineup with an efficient 28 points on 15 shots.
Today in The Herd, Colin pointed out that Curry is everything Russell Westbrook, who is currently sitting at home after getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs for the second year in a row, isn’t.
The contrasts are endless, and all favor Steph. For example, Westbrook has repeatedly said he doesn’t recruit free agents and drove Kevin Durant away. Curry actively recruited Kevin Durant to cement his super team and has sacrificed stats to allow KD to fit in. In a shooter’s league, Curry is arguably the best shooter in the history of the NBA, but is always efficient. Westbrook is an inefficient volume gunner. Distilling it down to the simplest form, Curry is “we” guy, Westbrook is a “me” guy. Curry gets ‘it,’ Westbrook doesn’t and probably never will.
Westbrook fans will disagree and say Colin is picking on him, but just ask Kevin Durant who he’d rather play with. Hint: It’s not Russell Westbrook.
Steph Curry is everything Russell Westbrook isn’t pic.twitter.com/ZUudxtG8ft
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 2, 2018