Stephen Curry named to 2014 All-NBA Second Team

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The NBA announced its All-NBA teams today and Warriors fans on Twitter were not exactly enthused about Stephen Curry's selection to the second team.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was named to the 2014 All-NBA Second Team, as announced by the league today.

You can see the full breakdown of all three teams here, but since we're probably most concerned about how the guard situation played out here's how that voting went:

2013-14 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position

Player, Team (1st Team Votes)

Points

Guard

James Harden, Houston (73)

502

Guard

Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (86)

540

2013-14 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Position

Player, Team (1st Team Votes)

Points

Guard

Stephen Curry, Golden State (65)

489

Guard

Tony Parker, San Antonio (14)

210

2013-14 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Position

Player, Team (1st Team Votes)

Points

Guard

Goran Dragic, Phoenix (1)

115

Guard

Damian Lillard, Portland (2)

115

The 2014 All-NBA guards.

Basketball Twitter has responded by suggesting that Curry was snubbed and, personally, I would've had Curry on the first team for any of the following reasons.

I think you could even go a step further and say that Curry was just a more dynamic threat at the guard position than Harden with his ability to distribute the ball so much more efficiently, which made him a far more valuable player to have on the floor just in terms of how you scheme against the Warriors - I'll admit that's a bit more of a "MVP argument", which is why I was a bit more surprised that Harden edged Curry in that vote.

Anyway, as Grantland's Zach Lowe said when he addressed this dilemma of choosing All-NBA guards back in April, maybe a lot of the debate over Curry vs Harden/Paul is splitting hairs - Paul is great when healthy and there's no question about Harden being talented (even if he can't be bothered with playing one end of the floor).

Ultimately, it was a great season for Curry with his (belated) first All-Star selection and now his (belated) first All-NBA honor. As EvanZ said on Twitter, these are the baby steps people have to take with Curry, for some reason.

Also, I'd love to hear Steve Kerr's explanation for voting Curry to the second team.

What do you think? Vote in the poll below and sound off in the comments.

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