James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been coming at Steph Curry ever since the sharpshooting guard and the Warriors took over the Western Conference five years ago.
Neither fellow star has been able to dethrone Curry and the Warriors to date, and the two-time NBA MVP racked up another easy W on Monday when he took a slight jab at both Harden and Westbrook in his media availability.
Stephen Curry asked if he gets a fair chance:— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) April 29, 2019
Curry: “Next question.” 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/7Txvz0wYUB
After the Warriors' Game 1 win over Harden and the Houston Rockets, the 2018 NBA MVP complained that he wasn't being officiated fairly. Harden's gripe comes from a number of 3-point attempts in Game 1 -- that ended with him on the floor -- which the officials deemed not fouls. The NBA's Last Two Minute Report even said the officials made the correct non-call on Draymond Green's contest of Harden's game-tying 3-point attempt.
As the most prolific jump shooter in NBA history, Curry takes a lot of contact while shooting and doesn't get the respect a star of his caliber deserves.
Curry's "next question" response mimics Westbrook's schtick with the Oklahoma City media during the Thunder's first-round loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. On multiple occasions during the series, Westbrook refused to answer questions from one local reporter, instead choosing to respond with "next question."
It just goes to show Steph is as deadly with his troll game as he is with his jump shot.