Steph Curry averaged 30.5 points, 6.0 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game during the 2019 NBA Finals. But the Warriors lost in six games to the Raptors.
So, of course FOX Sports' talking head Skip Bayless has a "take."
"Steph Curry is a mini LeBron James, in that he is a rare talent with no clutch gene," Bayless said Friday morning on FS1's "Undisptured."
"That's what he is. Rare talent, no clutch gene."
"Every big shot that Steph Curry has had in his postseason career, he's missed. He's now 0-8 on go-ahead field goal attempts in the final 20 seconds of playoff games. ... He goes 1-for-6 in the 4th quarter, and he missed all 4 of his threes." - @RealSkipBayless pic.twitter.com/wrJQ5GY74d— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) June 14, 2019
Curry is a three-time NBA champion. He's now averaging 26.5 points, 6.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game for his career in the playoffs. Oh, and he's doing that while shooting over 50 percent from the field, over 40 percent from 3-point range and over 90 percent from the free throw line.
"Every shot he's had in his postseason career, he has missed. He is now 0-for-8 on go-ahead field goal attempts in the final 20 seconds of playoff games," Bayless said. "... He goes 1-for-6 in the fourth quarter and he missed all four of his 3s."
Curry did miss a possible game-winning 3-point shot in the final seconds of the Warriors' 114-110 loss in Game 6 to the Raptors. He was also triple-teamed throughout the fourth quarter as Kevin Durant was out with a ruptured right Achilles tendon, and Steph's fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson tore his left ACL in the third quarter on Thursday night.
Former Warrior and current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Kelenna Azubuike perfectly summarized what Curry dealt with during The Finals in one single tweet on Friday:
Steph's finals in summary pic.twitter.com/95dfLpzEAy— Kelenna Azubuike (@KelennA7) June 14, 2019
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No star player wins three titles in five years -- while making The Finals in all five of those years -- without a clutch gene, whatever that is. The storyline is played. Steph Curry is an all-time great for a reason.