Ric Bucher: “This is why Steph Curry wasn’t on my MVP ballot as great of a year as he’s had. The five guys that were on it, they all have a huge physical advantages that Steph does not have. In talking about awards or just general greatness, people who want to make Steph Curry one of the greatest players of all time are grading on a curve because of the degree of difficulty he faces because of his size. He’s 6’3”, 185 pounds, and everyone else he’s competing against for these awards are genetic freaks. They’re all bigger, stronger, longer, and faster than he is. It’s not his fault, but do I give him extra credit because he’s doing what he’s doing at 6’3”, 185? Well, then I don’t know if that’s fair to the guys who are 6’9” and don’t have to shoot from 40 feet because they can step right up to the 3-point line and not worry about their shot getting blocked, or they can operate in the mid-range.” (Full Audio Segment)
Listen to Fox Sports NBA insider and MVP voter Ric Bucher join The Jason Smith Show to explain why he didn’t have Steph Curry on his ballot, as Bucher explains why Steph wasn’t even included in his top 5 of MVP candidates.
Curry led the league in scoring and his Warriors finished the season 39-33 without the services of Klay Thompson all season.
Check out the segment above as Bucher details why there are some misconceptions about Steph’s actual ‘VALUE’ in the NBA, adding that the level of entertainment he brings to the game doesn't necessarily add to his overall ability as a player.