Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Don’t Compare Steph Curry and Cam Newton

June 22, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

1. Steph and Cam can't be compared
It was after Carolina's brutal loss to Denver in the Super Bowl, and after Cam Newton's brutal press conference that was a total of literally 80 words, that noted Carolina fan and NBA star Steph Curry came to Newton's defense. 
"Anybody could probably say he could handle the situation better," Curry said in February, per the San Jose Mercury News' Jeff Faraudo, "but having not been in his shoes I can’t really say how I would have responded in that moment."
Well, actually, now we do know. He handled his own brutal and embarrassing loss with class.
That, of course, led some to compare Curry's post-championship presser with Newton's. 
ESPN's Rick Reilly, whom I respect very much, was among those making the comparison:
The logic is wrong for a very important reason.
Go back to that Super Bowl, and remember something vital: Newton's irritation was for a palpable and understandable reason.
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