Curry, on the other hand, is the top player on the best team in the NBA. He had an incredible regular season. I like him, but not enough to crown him the NBA's GOAT. He can shoot, score, and win championships... yet he lacks the necessary rebounding and defensive abilities. He's a great shooter, but not a good defender or rebounder. Not only that, but he's already 33 years old.
However, what if I told you that this season he has a chance at becoming the first player to ever win MVP, ROY, and Finals MVP in the same year? What if I also told you that he could even win all four awards for a second consecutive year? Sounds crazy, right? Well, it isn't. It's actually very possible, especially since his current team has zero title aspirations this season.
Steph Curry is currently leading the Warriors to their third straight 50-win season and fourth in five years. They are one of the most balanced teams in the NBA, which makes them extremely difficult to beat. Last year, they had the best record in the league. This year, they're right behind Toronto as the 2nd seed in the West. The Raptors have more talent, but the Warriors have the edge because of their depth and experience.
If Curry were to have another spectacular season, he would definitely be in the running for all four awards.
In an interview with Slam Magazine's Abe Schwadron, Allen put Curry's excellence into context when asked where he feels Curry rates among the top shooters in league history: Based on what he's done, I believe he has to be—on he's his way to being the greatest of all time. It's always debatable depending on who's telling the tale. But based on what we know now, there's no doubt that he's one of the best right now.
As for himself, Allen says he still loves playing basketball and plans to continue doing so for several more years before retiring. He also mentioned that he's been working on a documentary about his career over the past 20 years or so and will likely start filming it soon.
When asked if he thinks people give him enough credit for how great he was during his career, Allen replied: I think people see me as this guy who came in and saved Boston basketball. But I didn't come in and save Boston basketball; I just came in and helped keep it alive while Kevin Garnett was out. People don't realize that because I wasn't putting up huge numbers my first few seasons, but I was still very effective at getting us into the playoffs and winning some games.
After KG returned, everyone expected me to have a big season, but I had an even better one the next year when we made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. So I guess you could say I saved Miami basketball too!
No, Curry is not the best Warrior of all time, despite having two MVPs, two championships, and three appearances in the NBA Finals. In my opinion, the best "fighter" is Al Attles, who spent his whole 11-year career with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was a three-time All-Star and led the league in fouls committed four times.
Curry is more like the Bruce Lee of basketball: he brought honor to his family name by becoming one of the most famous athletes in the world. He showed everyone that you can play defense like crazy and still score lots of points, and that it's possible to stay focused and calm while being surrounded by screaming fans. Plus, he could jump over cars!
Attles on the other hand, fought thousands of battles during his career, many of which he lost. He never gave up, though, and always found a way to win or make things better for himself and others. This is what makes him the true King of Basketball.