Hate the player, don’t hate the game?  Steph Curry has won three NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards  and almost is regarded as the best shooter in the history of the game. 

So why all the hate for Steph? 

Former Warrior Matt Barnes went on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Thursday and tried to explain why he believes some players dislike Curry.

“I think, he came in, he’s the golden boy,” Barnes said. “He came in and destroyed record books, won championships, beat LeBron — he’s done a lot of things that probably angered other players and other fans. That’s why I don’t think he gets the respect he deserves. 

“He’s obviously the greatest shooter to ever play the game and I can see people being bitter from that. Not to mention the whole light skinned thing, and people have problems with that. Like I said, he’s a perfect example of what the NBA needs to be represented as and people don’t like that either. Most of the time when people are so good or something’s so perfect, people don’t like that and that’s exactly what you get with Steph.”

It could be because of his attitude on the court? 

If I had to guess, it could be the way he chews his mouthguard at the free throw line, or how he shimmies after hitting a three pointer.

Either way you know you’re one of the top dogs if all the other dogs are barking at you.  

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