At a point in time Steph Curry, in some circles, was viewed as the best player in the NBA. He was riding high, shooting threes like no one has ever seen before in the NBA. He in fact changed the landscape of the NBA, teams like the Rockets took the three-point strategy started by the Warriors and ran with it amongst other teams. Steph Curry led a team to a 73-9 record during the 2016 regular season. As we all know, Steph and the Warriors would eventually end up losing that year to the duo of LeBron and Kyrie in the NBA Finals with the Cavs. In the aftermath of that NBA Finals the Warriors would acquire superstar Kevin Durant. With Durant on the team the Warriors have won the last two NBA Finals and Durant was awarded Finals MVP both times. With Durant on the team
Steph’s splash isn’t felt as hard as it used to be but he’s still the best point guard in the NBA and a top five player. His resume speaks for itself and Steph should be recognized as a top ten player on the all-time list. Reason number one, is that he’s universally known as the greatest shooter ever and he’s probably going to play for another 5-6 years. Steph has led the NBA in threes made per season five years in a row before and is the current leader to start off the season. Steph has led the NBA in free throw percentage multiple years and is a member of the exclusive 50-40-90 club in the NBA. The 50-40-90 is an elite club of NBA shooters who shoot 50% from the field, 40% from three, and 90% from the free throw line. Players like Larry Bird and Steve Nash are also in that elite club,
Steph is the system in Golden State why do you think it was easy for KD to transition to Golden State? Yeah, it’s obvious that he’s an MVP and all-star but so is Russell Westbrook. Steph’s shooting makes him such a threat that it opens the floor up for the rest of his teammates in record numbers never seen before. Steph altered the course for the NBA and change the game as we know it. Steph even has LeBron shooting deep threes, that’s some serious influence.
Only a few players have revolutionized the game of basketball like: Michael and Kobe, Shaq, LeBron, and finally Steph. The amount of three pointers taken per game over the course of the last five years have increased all because Steph Curry has been the three-point sniper that he is. Steph has been number one in offensive plus/minus three out of the last four years. Steph even tries his best on defense knowing that he’s not the best straight up defender, so he tries to help in other areas like getting into passing lanes and was even the steals leader for a year. Steph makes his teammates better in a unique way that has never been seen before and makes everyone’s job easier, maybe that’s why more players want to play with him over LeBron. Steph has three rings and two MVPs the only point guard in the history of the NBA that’s more decorated than Steph is Magic Johnson. Magic revolutionized the game his way and Steph did it his way as well. Steph Curry has taken the game of basketball by storm and needs to be acclaimed for what he’s earned.