Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry has garnered an unquestioned reputation as the NBA’s greatest shooter. Curry’s dominance behind his offensive prowess has earned him unwavering respect and admiration from his peers. Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic took that a step further behind his recent praise for Curry.
Stephen Curry amid another MVP-caliber campaign
Curry has picked up where he left off last season with another impressive start as the Warriors’ guiding offensive force.
The 33-year-old ranks fourth in scoring with 27.2 points per contest while shooting 39.3% from beyond the arc. He’s scored at least 20 points 28 times, with six games topping 40 points. Curry recently surpassed Hall of Famer Ray Allen to become the league’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made. He also shattered his own NBA record with 159 consecutive with at least one 3-pointer made.
The two-time league MVP continues to prove that he’s an all-time great talent behind his scoring prowess that leaves his colleagues feeling nothing but admiration toward him.
Stephen Curry’s greatness leaves Nikola Jokic astonished: ‘I feel like my shots wouldn’t even reach from that far away’
At this point, it’s hard to deny the singular greatness Curry exemplifies on the basketball court.
The Warriors star has built a tremendously strong admiration from players, both current and past, that can’t help but heap praise toward him each time his name is mentioned. Reigning league MVP Nikola Jokic ventured that route during a recent interview, voicing that Curry is the most impressive player in the league.
“For sure it’s Steph Curry,” Jokic said via Fadeaway World. “I say that to pretty much everyone, if you don’t like watching him play, you probably don’t like watching basketball as a sport altogether. He plays in such a lucid way I sometimes catch myself thinking- ‘Look at what this guy is doing,’ but my god his shots just keep falling. He pulls up from such distances I feel like my shots wouldn’t even reach from that far away.”
The fact that Curry’s play elicits that type of response from Jokic further underlines the one-of-a-kind talent the three-time NBA champion has become. He is one of the NBA’s most influential players as his play, combined with the Warriors’ sustained success, led the rest of the league to embrace the 3-point shot as a primary source of offensive production.
Beyond that, Curry’s shotmaking off practically in any setting is unmatched, leaving opponents astonished. It’s a sense that his colleagues universally feel that he continues to add to through his excellence.
The Warriors are in the promising position to vie for an NBA title
Months before the 2021-22 campaign, Curry sent a stern warning to the rest of the league that the Warriors would be a problem.
Golden State has proven just that behind its sustained success, currently sitting atop the Western Conference with a league-best 29-7 record. The Warriors’ dominance has been much more than Curry’s MVP-caliber play as key contributors such as Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, and Draymond Green are stepping up their play.
Klay Thompson’s imminent return, potentially as soon as Sunday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, is further ramping up the hype. The Warriors possess plenty of balance throughout their roster while excelling on both ends of the floor.
Golden State ranks first, allowing 101.5 points per contest while sitting at fifth, scoring 111.3 points. Much of the regular season lies ahead, but the franchise is in a promising spot for another championship push.