Steph Curry is normally the one the guy that makes people go crazy with a clutch shot, but this time, he is was on the other side of how it feels when he does it to others.
LeBron James dropped a desperation game-winning shot from 30 feet that end the Warriors chance at the 7th-seed. Despite the shot, many took to social media and gave LeBron zero credit for his shot, stating it was merely luck and nothing else.
Taking to Instagram last night, LeBron quoted former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s legendary “Man in the Arena” speech. Basically, he said that his critics do not matter.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
The Lakers replied to his message, “Nothing like having the King on your side.”
Curry was asked about how it felt to be on the wrong end of a shot like that at the end of the game.
His answer? “I’ve seen it before.”
“I’ve seen it before. About five years ago. I know what’s like. This one was from a little further away so I didn’t feel too bad about it.”