Debating whether the Warriors regret playing Steph Curry, other foolishness

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Source:   —  April 25, 2016, at 3:23 AM

Matt Moore and Zach Harper (kind of&#forty-one; get a see at the conversation and how, well, bonkers that idea truly is. Matt Moore: OK, so the geniuses on the Internet are going to create Curry'south unfortunate slip vs.

Debating whether the Warriors regret playing Steph Curry, other foolishness

With Stephen Curry suffering a sprained knee in Game four, there are bound to be pundits saying that the Warriors shouldn't have risked his health by playing him in Game four on a horrible ankle. Matt Moore and Zach Harper (kind of&#forty-one; get a see at the conversation and how, well, bonkers that idea truly is.

Matt Moore: OK, so the geniuses on the Internet are going to create Curry'south unfortunate slip vs. the Rockets into some sort of referendum on seventy-third wins, or karma for hubris, or playing him coming off that ankle injury. And that'south clearly nonsense. Just complete guano madness. Curry didn't see excellent in that first half, but there was number way anyone thought “Oh, you know what could happen? He could slip on a moist spot and sprain his knee, better keep him out!”

Zach Harper: Matt, if Curry doesn't play in Game four in Houston, he NEVER gets damage ever again so clearly he shouldn't have played. That'south how these things work. Players never obtain damage tripping over gym bags at residence or cutting apples in their bed. They only obtain damage when you've won a record for games in a season and been such an incredible shooter that you don't even have to look one of your four hundred two made three-pointers go into the hoop.

Those are the types of situations in which a player gets hurt. This has nothing to do with a random Donatas Motiejunas slide that left a sweat slick on the Ct at the Toyota Center. This is about right and wrong, excellent and evil, karma and a different kind of karma that isn't as severely punished.

Matt Moore: Happy we cleared that up. But don't you think that maybe, just maybe some things are simply unknowable and that with the human body being made of flesh and bone, you've to accept that some things are simply beyond the control of mere mortals love Steve Kerr?

Zach Harper: Here'south what I know: Curry got damage in Game four and you don't obtain damage if you sit. The Warriors may have confirmed that he was healthy sufficient to play and be fine, particularly after he nearly played in Game three. But does that imply he should be playing a game in which physical contact -- never mind that physical contact had nothing to do with this injury! -- can ruin that flesh and bone you're so worried about?

Matt Moore: But Zach, if he never plays, is he even a basketball player? Isn't there some assumed risk for any basketball player and would we be talking about this if it were any other member of the Warriors to go down? This whole conversation is predicated on the absurd idea that you should approach the playoffs, a two-1 series number less, with the risk of it going long, as if you should always lean far from any danger. Should Curry just play in bubble wrap?

Zach Harper: Wait, does Below Armour create bubble wrap?

Matt Moore: Emerging technology, ripe for disruption of the industry! They'll be lightyears ahead of the competition! Also, Nike was going to attempt that but called it Booble Wrap in the powerpoint. Rookie mistake.

Zach Harper: Matt, as you know, you can't win a championship in April, but you can lose one. How do we know Curry playing didn't just lose one? If you never get a risk, you never obtain hurt. I'm beautiful sure Gandhi said that.

Matt Moore: (Gandhi didn't say that.)

Zach Harper: Well, he said something!

Matt Moore: But Kerr held Curry out in Games 2 and 3, specifically to attempt and prevent this kind of thing from happening. He tried several times to convince the coaching staff that he'd be OK, and Kerr still held him out because he didn't wish to get chances. The all ethos of the Warriors has been to prioritize rest over everything. HOW CAN THIS BE THEIR FAULT?!

Zach Harper: Prove that it'south not! Also, it's exhausting taking the horrible side of this argument. Can we switch when we start discussing whether or not Population should've made Tim Duncan retire after two thousand seven title?

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