The flip side of the Cavs historic comeback and LeBron’s performance for the ages, is Golden State’s collapse. The record setting 73 – 9 juggernaut from the regular season turned out to be an NBA version of Mike Tyson. They didn’t know how to react when they got punched in the mouth.
It’s been an awful week for Curry. He followed up his temper tantrum in Game 6 that ended with him hitting a fan with his mouthpiece with a 17 point, Game 7 disappearing act that would make Criss Angel jealous.
For the first time in the Warriors insane two year run, Curry is having a career crisis where the path to NBA championships aren’t paved in gold and lined with gumdrops.
Today on Speak for Yourself, Colin and Jason discussed whether Curry’s Finals meltdown will ruin his image as basketball’s beautiful mind. Colin thinks Curry may take a hit, but compared his Finals performance to an A-list actor who has a box office bomb, but eventually makes a comeback.
“Remember the bomb, Gigli, Ben Affleck. It bombed. It didn’t help his brand, but he did just play Batman, and he was part of the Oscars group for Argo. I didn’t do him any favors. He had to dig his way out of it. Agent had to use PR.”
Whitlock sees the Curry Finals dumpster fire as a serious image and PR crisis.
“He’s less relateable today than he was a week ago. He’s less likeable today than he was a week ago. This has damaged his image. If I’m Under Armour I’ve got emergency meetings going on right now.”
Most NBA champions face their adversity on their way to their first title, Steph Curry is facing his first career crisis after already winning one.
Check out the video below of Whitlock continuing the discussion of the Finals impact on Steph Curry’s image with NBA veteran and Curry family friend Rex Chapman.
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