Curry and the Golden State Warriors in a sense came out of nowhere and basically changed the game forever. Fans fell in love with their high-power offense and long three-point baskets. Other teams and players felt that the Warriors rise was a little too quick especially in regards to Curry. He had one MVP season had he was already being deemed the best shooter in NBA history and a top ten guard of all-time, which wasn't at all fair to the greats.
Curry definitely gets a pass from referees and the media for his over the top celebrations on the court. He screams, he dances, and he shakes, he even jumps and chest slides across the floor. This is something that LeBron, Demarcus Cousins, or Russell Westbrook could never get away with--the media would rip them apart. Players around the league notice this double standard and it builds resentment.
The media does not give Curry or the Golden State Warriors a hard time for giving up a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Just imagine if LeBron would have loss in that manner how the media would have eaten him alive. Curry in this regard does come across as the media’s golden child. People rarely talk about his ill-advised shots in the fourth, long threes that cost them Game 7 of the NBA Finals.