Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry has become one of the league’s best talents over the first 10 years of his career. Curry has become a perennial scorer and arguably the best shooter of all-time in league history. However, there have always been detractors and critics over the years that have remained despite his success on the court. That has continued with NBA agent Maverick Carter deciding to take a shot at Curry‘s ability defensively. It didn’t take long for the three-time NBA champion to fire back.
Maverick Carter blasts Stephen Curry’s defense
Curry has developed into one of the game’s best offensive talents behind his impressive scoring and shooting ability.
He hasn’t had that same success defensively over his career, which had led to shots being taken at his play on that end. Carter was the most recent to head that route as he voiced on an UNINTERRUPTED “After Party” show after the first two episodes of “The Last Dance,” as he stated that Curry would have trouble guarding him at age 38.
“It’s just like the Warriors — the world knows Steph (Curry) can’t f–king play defense. I’m 38 — haven’t played a decent game of basketball in 18 years — Steph would have trouble guarding me.
“But Steph is the greatest shooter in the world. When that motherf–ker gets rolling you can’t stop him — he can hit any shot from anywhere on the court.
That is a massive shot at Curry, who become one of the league’s bright stars and best players. Carter’s comments reek of criticism despite him stating that the Warriors star guard is the best shooter in the game.
It didn’t take long for these comments to make their way back around to Curry.
Stephen Curry fires back at Maverick Carter
It was only a matter of time before Curry would get his chance to respond back to Carter’s strong comments.
During an interview with Chris “Coseezy” Strachan of Brandedu, the 32-year-old as he attempted to take the high road but couldn’t help taking a shot back.
“I don’t get bent out of shape about things I can’t control,” the Warriors star added. “I have realized that with all the success we’ve had, and the heights that we’ve been to, going to five straight NBA Finals. If you’re doing something great, no matter what it is, they’re coming for you.
“So I have no problem with letting stuff live,” Curry said in closing. “People who actually know what they’re talking about, they’re gonna speak facts and truth. When I’m done playing and retired, there will still be haters.”
Curry has often avoided going the route of addressing situations like this over the years. He has faced much doubt and criticism over his career, which has helped fuel him get to the point where he’s at being a three-time NBA champion and two-time league MVP.
There may be some credence to his defense not being up to par at times, but it isn’t something that has derailed him or the Warriors over the years. Curry will continue to try to avoid that chatter as much as possible, moving ahead in his career and well after his playing days are done.
Will the trash-talk banter continue?
There will likely be more to this conversation between Curry and Carter, but probably more so from the latter.
It’s a dialogue that won’t linger from long as it’s a situation that both would like to avoid discussing at great lengths. Curry has made it clear that he doesn’t bother himself with that talk.
Carter has been vocal over the years about his opinion and will likely provide more clarity on his statements through the Uninterrupted platform at some point soon. Nonetheless, it’s chatter that brought some intriguing comments from Curry that don’t typically make public airwaves.