Stephen Curry was just named NBA MVP, and the sharpshooter has kept up his breathtaking play into the playoffs. Curry led his Golden State Warriors to an easy victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their second-round series, but Grizzlies ace defender Tony Allen still isn't all that impressed by Curry, according to Nate Stuhlbarg of CSN Bay Area.
"He can shoot the ball pretty good and he got a nice handle," Allen said when asked what makes Curry special. "But it ain't nothing I ain't never seen before."
Allen acknowledged that Curry's MVP award was well deserved, but these comments make him even less endearing to an Oracle Arena crowd that let Allen hear it after he walked through the Junior Jam Dance squad's routine coming out of a timeout in the second quarter of Game 1. Expect him to hear plenty more boos in Game 2.
With all due respect to Allen, Curry really is a unique talent. The blend of elite long-range shooting, exceptional ball-handling and nifty passing is special, and he's arguably the most entertaining MVP ever.
We'll see if Curry uses these comments as motivation and comes out with a little extra juice in Game 2.