'And I Took That Personally': Steph Curry Goes Full Michael Jordan Meme, Silences Critics With Career-High 62 Points

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Since making its debut in the aftermath of ESPN’s brilliant The Last Dance miniseries, Michael Jordan’s infamous “and I took that personally” meme has not only provided us with plenty of laughs, it’s also articulated exactly how many of us have felt at some point after being slighted. And with the Golden State Warriors looking like a shell of a shell of a shell of themselves this season as they’ve stumbled to a 3-3 record out the gate, Steph Curry is sick and tired of critics coming for his crown.

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The three-time NBA champ heard the slander and instead of giving his detractors what they want by entertaining their harsh critiques, he instead let his game do the talking on Sunday night by dropping a career-high 62 points on the hapless Portland Trail Blazers.

Things got particularly gruesome at the end of the game as Chef Curry knocked down the type of back-to-back treys you usually only see on your Playstation:

Needless to say, if you shoot at the king you better not miss.

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After the game, Steph admitted that true to that Michael Jordan meme, he took all that yappin’ y’all were doing about him falling off personally.

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“You know the Jordan meme, right?” he told reporters. “I take all that personally.”

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Despite the Warriors’ woes thus far this season—Kelly Oubre Jr. and Andrew Wiggins, in particular, have looked like absolute dog shit—never forget that the Baby-Faced Assassin is still putting up 32.3 points, 4.7 boards, and 6.2 dimes a game. Y’all better stop playing with that man.

Moral of the story? Watch your damn mouth. He takes that shit personally.

Menace to supremacy. Founder of Extraordinary Ideas and co-host and producer of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Impatiently waiting for y'all to stop putting sugar in grits.

DISCUSSION

After only 6 games being played it’s real easy to determine who the Casuals are and who actually watches NBA basketball. The fact that Michael Stephrey Curry has his detractors is laughable after the resume of work he has put out there but to judge the Warriors so harshly when Draymond Green; the heart of the defense was out with a foot injury/Covid during the preseason and the first 4 games and Wiggins/Oubre who are both relatively new to the Warriors are just now figuring out their roles on teams. Wiggins is slowly getting his offensive groove on and Oubre though lacking a consistent deep ball so far in this young season is making up for it on defense. Mayne y’all better wake up and stop sleeping on that High Yella team from the Bay.