After several years in Denver, point guard Ty Lawson is starting the upcoming 2015-2016 NBA season with his new team, the Houston Rockets. So to act like he's down with the team officially, he boasted some bogus notion against the team's rival, the Golden State Warriors, that reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry didn't really play much defense in order to win the 2015 NBA Championship.
Earlier this week, Lawson stated to Yahoo Sports, "Steph Curry needed someone to go back at him.”
He continued: “I thought Steph was just chillin’ on defense – and then going crazy on offense. He looked like he was just putting shots up and not working so much on the defensive end. He would just come down and hit three or four 3’s. He can shoot when he’s got his legs under him."
Curry was smug in reaction to Lawson's Melo-esque accusation by saying "That's funny."
LMAO! Umm, yeah riiiiight. Is Ty Lawson sure he was watching the 2015 NBA Playoffs? We can agree with Ty that Chef Curry served up every opponent
with the pot, BOY! well on the offensive side, wet from anywhere he set foot on the court. But Ty, and any other non-believers, you can check the stats for Curry on the defensive end:
Steph ranked 7th amongst all players in the steals category, with 1.86 average per game. Also, during the Finals versus Lebron & Co., Chef Curry managed to snag an average of 4.3 defensive boards as a point guard.
Lawson is like that guy you play against who loves to talk trash, yet without much evidence to back it up. And it's also funny that Lawson had the nerve to talk this trash for a team— who he didn't play for at the time, mind you—that gave up a 3-1 series lead to the Warriors. If these guys that he accuses are lazy on defense, it's fair to say that Lawson is lazy on statistical research. This isn't the first time Ty Lawson went after a superstar to the media for their defensive abilities. Maybe karma will get the best of him again. Either way, we'll see what pans out in the Rockets-Warriors matchup this season when Curry and Lawson go head-to-head.
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[Via NBC Sports]