We're not breaking any new ground here: NBA superstars usually get the benefit of the doubt from referees.
There are a lot of reasons here and most of them are not nefarious.
But MVP caliber players usually end up on the right side of the whistles, for better or worse. It's just a fact of life for NBA players and fans.
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is clearly the type of player you would slide into that top-tier category.
But a video posted on YouTube by user "Are You Mad Bruh?" shows Curry hasn't reached Michael Jordan or LeBron James levels, according to the zebras.
Take a look at the video and see what has Warriors fans mad on Tuesday.
Curry, who won league MVP awards in 2014-15 and 2015-16, gets into his fair share of physical contact throughout games.
It makes a lot of sense, as Steph only has 190 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame. Plus, defenses have been keying on the superstar, ever since he has broken out as one of the league's most dangerous scorers, averaging 25.2 points games over the past five regular seasons.
Several of the clips shown are plays off the ball, where Curry is trying to get loose from his defender so he can have room to get off a shot.
There are also quite a few of him where Curry endures contact while he has the ball, which in many cases create an even more egregious non-call from the officials.
Many of these calls are after the release of a jump shot, which has always been a tough call for officials. Does it really impact the shot if it's after the release? Refs have called more shooting fouls on 3-pointers in recent years, but it seems like something the league will have to straighten up and clarify going forward.
For the most part, this is just something Steph is going to have to deal with going forward.
During Shaquille O'Neal's days, it was said that the big man was probably the hardest player in the league to officiate. You could make a solid argument that Shaq was getting fouled on nearly every play that he touched the ball. On the other hand, if he hardly feels it, and it doesn't impact him much, then what's the point in blowing the whistle?
Curry is creating a similar but opposite conundrum for officials: He gets tossed around quite a bit because of his lack of size, so what do refs do about that?
Keep this video in mind, as it could create an interesting subplot as the playoffs continue this spring.News Now - Sport News