The Warriors celebrate A LOT. They taunt. They dance. For some reason the public adores them when they vilify everyone else for the same behavior.
In The Herd today, guest host Nick Wright called Steph Curry, “the most arrogant player we’ve had in the NBA since Michael Jordan”. He called out fan’s for their double standard.
Nick wondered why the Warriors get a pass from the public for celebrating and taunting. Cam Newton is labeled as selfish and disrespectful for less abrasive behavior. LeBron is the most hated player in the NBA, and he doesn’t taunt opposing players like Steph Curry.
“Draymond Green is mean mugging dudes from the opening tip. Steph Curry is flexing. Something I’ve never seen any team do. But this Warriors team, they start celebrating before the shot’s gone in. Steph last night, during his crazy run, on a left wing three. The moment the ball goes up he turns and looks at Serge Ibaka and says ‘What now?’ And nobody cares. These guys are allowed to act unlike any team I’ve ever seen in my life.”
He doesn’t have any problem with the Warriors taunting and celebrating. He just doesn’t understand why they get a pass. He thinks if fans don’t have a problem with the Warriors, they shouldn’t criticize LeBron or Cam Newton for less.
Fans treat Curry and the Warriors differently because he’s perceived as an underdog. He isn’t physically imposing like Cam or LeBron, and people relate to him.
Nick observed that Curry’s father, Dell Curry, played in the NBA. He also had a memorable NCAA Tournament run to the Final Four. That isn’t relatable to most people.