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Did the Warriors’ fourth title and Steph Curry’s Finals MVP silence doubters? Well, not all of them.


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One day after the Golden State Warriors won their fourth NBA title in eight years and Steph Curry was named NBA Finals MVP, you would think all of the talking heads in the media who had cast some pretty heavy doubts on them would have to flip their scripts.

But a look at the different morning sports debate shows highlighted that, to some, Curry still wasn’t good enough for whatever lofty and shifting standards they have.

On his Undisputed show on Fox Sports 1, Skip Bayless didn’t even want to give Curry credit for his Game 6 performance, where he led all scorers with 34 points and added seven rebounds and seven assists.

“I’ll say Steph was good last night,” Bayless said. “I won’t even go to very good.”

“I’ll say Steph was ‘good’ last night. I won’t even go to ‘very good.’”
@RealSkipBayless on Steph Curry’s performance in Finals-clinching Game 6: pic.twitter.com/VUtMYMkHFv

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Bayless also said Curry is “a great front runner” — something he had to make sure people knew was a compliment. But he firmly believes that Curry does not “have a clutch gene.”

“When he gets you down, he will shoot you right out of the gym. If he smells blood, he will pour it on,” Bayless said. “But it’s not 50-50 blood, it’s when you’re front-running. It’s when you’re stepping on throats.”

Bayless also ranked his Top 10 NBA players of all-time and did not include Curry in there, something his fellow Fox Sports colleague Nick Wright also agreed with. He has Curry 12th on his list and argued heavily against him being ranked above some other all-time legends, like Hakeem Olajuwon, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell or Shaquille O’Neal.

But more so than his colleague Bayless, Wright can recognize that Curry is, in fact, in the conversation of all-time greats, and this Finals performance was transcendent for the man who wears #30.

“I do think this removes any possible, ‘Yeah, but’-s from Steph’s resume,” Wright said on First Things First on Friday. “Steph already had …read more

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