Just a few months ago, the Golden State Warriors stormed past the rest of the NBA and secured their latest championship.
After a few years in the wilderness, the Warriors were back in a huge way and officially the best team in the league.
Steph Curry’s 2022 Playoff Run:
– Nikola Jokic
– Ja Morant
– Luka Doncic
– Jayson Tatum
Defeated 4 legit superstars 🤯 pic.twitter.com/h0boAnwaKM
— Guru (@DrGuru_) January 2, 2023
That is an impressive accomplishment but it’s made even more impressive when you think of the massive talent Curry and his team had to fight.
Curry and the Warriors had to overcome Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, Ja Morant and his Memphis Grizzlies after that, followed by Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks and, ultimately, Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics in the Finals.
Each of these competitors is now having MVP-caliber seasons and yet they all fell to Curry and his Warriors.
This is another sign of the superior skill of Golden State and its biggest star.
While there were a few stars who were shining for the Warriors during the playoffs last season, it was Curry who was doing the best.
Curry averaged 27.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.9 assists during the playoffs and solidly earned his first Finals MVP trophy.
Without Curry playing as he did, the team wouldn’t have made the Finals.
In fact, they might have gotten taken out in the first or second round.
Even at 34 years old and many seasons in the league, Curry is still the most important player on his team.
He can go against the biggest up-and-comers in the league and still win – a true sign of his greatness.