Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant teamed up between 2016 and 2019 to win two NBA championships and make it to the Finals three times.
During that run, Durant took home two NBA Finals MVP trophies.
Curry has yet to win one.
This past week, Warriors star Draymond Green addressed why the inarguably greatest shooter of all time had never claimed a Finals MVP despite winning three titles and being in the finals five times.
“They need those shiny objects for them to be able to analyze what’s going on… Steph Curry got double teamed 7X the amount KD did…the impact he has on a game, if you don’t understand basketball, you’re going to say he needs a FMVP to validate who he is.” – Dray on Steph/FMVP pic.twitter.com/G5fY0olGLR
— FINALS BOUND 🇵🇭 (@ISAAC4O8) May 31, 2022
“Steph Curry got double-teamed probably seven times the amount that KD did in a given series,” Green said.
When presented with this clip on Twitter, Durant had a strong response.
From my view of it, this is 100% false… https://t.co/of6pFJUfvi
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 31, 2022
Durant is never one to let a perceived slight over the internet go unaddressed, so his response is not surprising. That said, Green opting to defend Curry against slander is similarly predictable.
Everyone involved behaved as expected.
While Durant has been relatively low-key thus far this offseason, off partying in Europe and whatnot, clearly he is still keeping close tabs on his former squad.
Jordan Poole is on quite the hot streak. https://t.co/1BqrDG8J7W
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 31, 2022
Obviously, regardless of the circumstances or who is to blame, Finals MVP is a glaring omission on Curry’s otherwise spotless record.
Will this be the year that changes? Can he lead the Warriors to another NBA championship and claim the one major individual accolade that has eluded him thus far?
Time will tell.