Andre Iguodala says Steph Curry receives ‘so much hate’ from NBA players

Golden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala visited ESPN’s First Take on Monday and opened up about Kevin Durant’s impending free agency decision, and the unfair criticism the Warriors feel Steph Curry receives from the media and other players around the league. According to Iguodala, Curry’s success on and off the court has earned him a fair share of haters among his peers in the league.

“I’ve never seen a guy that’s so humble and have such a good heart receive so much hate. What he’s done for the game of basketball, it’s incredible, and he’s going to continue to do it.”

When asked explain his comment – as Curry is obviously one of the most popular players in the world – Iguodala specified that the Warriors feel hate from inside the league, and in the media.

“I think we feel it from guys in the league, and we feel it in the media. I think it’s… he’s carrying a whole shoe brand, you know. He’s got his own media company. He’s doing so many great things…. It’s envy.”

Although Curry had some of the best NBA Finals performances of his career against the Raptors – he put up 47 points in a Game 3 loss and 31 in a must-win Game 5 – he was roasted by fans on social media after missing three in the closing seconds of Game 6.