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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:25 pm 
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Curry vs Jordan ... !!!

"In terms of who would come out on top, Chicago or Golden State, Curry was quick to hedge — “It’s hard to compare the teams,” “it’s an impossible debate,” “we want to keep getting better” — but in terms of who would best the other, him or Jordan, in the contest’s final moments, Curry was just as quick to provide the play-by-play of how exactly he would beat No. 23.

“Right to left, step back. I knock it down,” Curry said, referencing a move he executes and a jumper he hits virtually every night these days.

That’s a striking prediction when you remember that Jordan has been considered untouchable for about two decades now. But Curry went even further, questioning even Jordan’s seemingly innate ownership of the title of Greatest Of All Time.

“It’s a high mountain to climb, but I’m pretty motivated to take on the challenge,” he told Alipour. “Whatever that means, however you got on that mountain, why not try to climb it? … Why else would I be playing [if not to try to top Jordan]?”

“You want to be the best you can be. And if the best you can be is better than him, then why not?” he added.

Claiming yourself to be better than or simply in the same conversation as Jordan is effectively blasphemous in certain NBA circles. But if anyone could get away with it right now, it’s this guy: the man with the handles and the jumper, No. 30 in blue and gold — reigning MVP Stephen Curry."


pretty interesting article
steph's achievements and awards are still counting

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:23 am 
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Golden State Warriors: Can Stephen Curry surpass Magic Johnson’s legacy?

Magic Johnson is one of the most beloved athletes ever, on and off the court. His smile lights up a room. His presence and charisma make people gravitate towards him. The mystique surrounding Magic Johnson is undeniable.

With everyone surrounding Magic Johnson with admiration and fervor for his talents and personality, Magic Johnson always stayed the humble giant. He was the ultimate facilitator, in everything he did. No one could put somebody else in a better position to score a bucket or close a deal than Magic.

This unselfishness about him is part of his greatness. His likability and generosity are on-par with his super stardom. No player has paralleled this until Stephen Curry came along. Most all-time greats – Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James – are polarizing. These players have a duality between love and hate.

Magic and Curry are two all-time greats who fall under a different class. They are mostly adored and loved by fans and media; Magic Johnson with his charming smile, Curry with his baby-face.

Curry’s unselfishness in aiding Kevin Durant to come to the Golden State Warriors raised himself to Magic’s level. What Curry did for Durant is what Wade did for LeBron squared. The Miami Heat weren’t back-to-back conference champs, coming off the best regular season in NBA history.

The Warriors were a ready-made championship team that didn’t need Durant. They would have been favorites to come out of the Western Conference without him. Curry was also coming off one of the most historic individual seasons, concluding with him leading the league in scoring and winning his second-straight MVP award.

Curry had to lock his ego in a box and throw away the key. Most players coming off the season Curry had wouldn’t want to bring in such a dominating force, such as Kevin Durant. But he found a way to make it work. He showed how two legends in the prime of their career can play with each other.

The unselfishness and likeness of Stephen Curry is something we haven’t seen since Magic and it will be one of the check-marks for why Curry is the greatest point guard ever. ... -legacy/2/

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Stephen Curry is one of the greatest point guards to ever grace the basketball court. But is he the greatest to ever play the position?

“The Greatest Shooter Who Ever Lived.” Will the title so synonymous with Stephen Curry, eventually become an undersell of this all-time great. Curry’s eyes are targeting a mark higher than just the “Greatest Shooter Ever” (an unattainable achievement for most).

For Curry, replacing Magic Johnson on the NBA’s Mount Rushmore and solidifying himself as the “Greatest Point Guard Ever,” is the endgame.

Stealing the crown from Magic Johnson is not easy. Curry has been the closest player to do so and he’s not done trying it. When he finally decides to hang it up, there will be four main factors on why he’s the greatest: likeness, numbers, impact, and longevity. ... ic-legacy/

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:29 am 
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Steph Curry has opportunity to make free-throw history in NBA Finals

Steph Curry is the best shooter in the history of basketball.

To nobody's surprise, he's also one of the best free throw shooters the game has ever seen.

"I just don’t like missing free throws in general," the two-time NBA MVP told NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh after a recent Golden State practice.

Fortunately for Curry and the Warriors, he doesn't miss many.

The six-time All-Star is a career 90.5 percent shooter from the line, and he has made 94 percent (94-for-100) of his attempts during these playoffs.

Has anybody been better over a single postseason? Glad you asked. Haberstroh has the answer:

The only person in NBA history to shoot better on at least 100 free throws in a postseason is Dirk Nowitzki in 2011 when he made 175 of 186 (94.1 percent).

Over his last five games (with Kevin Durant sidelined), Curry is averaging 8.6 free throw attempts.

Let's assume Curry continues at that pace and the NBA Finals against the Raptors goes the full seven games. If the three-time NBA champion goes 57-for-60 from the charity stripe, that would put him at 151-for-160 during the playoffs.

That's good for a percentage of ...

... 94.38, and would vault him past Dirk.

If he makes "only" 56 of 60 attempts, he would finish at ...

... 93.8 percent.

That's pretty dang wild.

[LISTEN: Warriors Outsiders Podcast -- NBA Finals preview]

Don't assume Curry isn't aware of these numbers. He's as competitive as they come.

Enjoy Game 1... ... nba-finals

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