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Damn, this hit me where my loyalties lie. I was at one of the games...I...really want Steph to earn that final jewel in his crown, like 3 or 4 more times, please, but I can't. No.
No, I would not give up We Believe. I'm a Warriors fan, then I'm a Steph fan.
to give up We Believe means giving up Baron Davis' dunk. that can't be undone.
Looks like another classic Warriors have will be shown tomorrow evening on NBCBASports.
Steph is the only unanimous mvp in the history of the nba and the way the league is narrative driven theseday, we may never see another one in the next 20yrs..Kwahi has never won league mvp yet nobody uses it against him. Steph's greatness goes beyond a 7 game series..Even when he deserves it, hater will always have things to say. Last finals people were saying Klay would have been the FMVP if we won. However none of those people mentioned the fact that klay had a horrible shooting series against portland in the WCF.. in 2018 steph was the reason we won WCF, was the reason we had a chance to go into overtime in game 1 of the finals vs cleveland. He was the reason game 2 was a blowout because he scored 16 points in the 4th quarter. Hit a clutch shot in his worst shooting performance which was game 3. Led the team in scoring 3 out of the 4 games. Yet they gave it to someone else. Even Andre knows he didnt deserve the FMVP over steph in 2015..We believe was the highlight of some player's careers. Steph is steph. I honeslty believe he will still get to the finals and win a FMVP. Afterall if nobody believed he would achieve all he has, who can bet against him to achieve more.
I can't imagine giving up something as integral as "we believe" to win a vote that depends on a sportswriter from Cleveland, Jeff Van Gundy(!), and a very (VERY) narrow (minded?) group of sports reporters. How is Finals MVP even a thing? Howard Beck as an arbiter of NBA greatness. Really? We'd be much better off picking a random bar in every NBA city and polling all the people there on the night of the last finals game.
Wow -- we MUST be bored to be thinking on these kind of hypotheticals.
But no, wouldn't trade We Believe for a Steph FMVP. He deserved it at least a couple of times. But as other here have said, his legacy is secure. The haters will always find a reason.
We Believe embodies some of the best of what it has meant for me to be a Ws' fan. Loyal to a team that went nowhere for years. A grassroots level fandom that can't be manufactured with all of the marketing techniques they try to use to approximate it. That was REAL fandom and a core part of Warrior lore.
Definitely not. And I'm not even a lifelong dubs fan. I wasn't here for We Believe, and Steph is the reason I'm a fan. Hell, he's the reason I started watching basketball again in 2012ish, after paying zero attention to sports in general for well over a decade. It's because it doesn't actually matter, except to the haters, and screw them. At this point, you either recognize Steph's greatness, or you're a hater. And the haters are called that because it's what they do. Finals MVP trophies won't change that. Anybody who's currently a Steph hater and claims that a FMVP would change their mind is lying.
I appreciate the Warriors' stance that they shouldn't use their status to get tested ahead of others. That's the humble, respectful thinking I appreciate about this team.
This is an easy one. Absolutely not. No one cares about FMVP anyway, if Curry had it there would be something else his detractors set as the standard to exclude him.
The We Believe team is still magical to me and it was an awesome moment for longtime dubs fans. To me, it felt almost as good as winning the finals. That's how beat down my expectations were back then. It was such a ray of light.
*I* would make that exchange, personally, but I'm a Steph guy who became a Warriors fan because of him. Totally makes sense to me that longtime Ws fans/Bay Area natives would not.
BTW my personal take is that I would not give up We Believe for the Steph FMVP.
Never thought I could love these guys more than I do now #DubNation