Over the last couple of years, Stephen Curry has proven most of his doubters wrong and established himself as one of the greatest in the game of basketball.
The 6ft 2’ point guard of the Golden State Warriors is the best shooter in history and has the chance to prove himself the greatest point guard to ever do it when it’s all said and done.
Naysayers even say Chris Paul and John Stockton are better pure point guards than the Dubs’ 2x MVP but neither of them changed the game as The Chef did.
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Not even Magic Johnson (the least arguable GOAT PG) changed it, although his impact was as big as anybody. However, there’s an All-Star point guard of the 2000s who believes Curry hasn’t changed the game.
Gilbert Arenas says Stephen Curry didn’t change the game, the Warriors did
In his appearance recently on VladTV, the former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas elaborated on the impact of the Warriors guard in the game of basketball.
Although the conversation started with whether Curry’s recent full-court shots were real or not, to which the 3x All-Star said if even he heard Steph shot 100 straight and made them all he would believe it “because it’s Stephen Curry”, drastically changed the flow following that.
Not only did he say something blatant about Curry, but he also disrespected Gregg Popovich in a way in a single take.
“Stephen Curry didn’t the game, the Warriors changed the game,” Arenas started, and went on to say that if he hadn’t landed in Warriors and rather play in a Pop-like system he wouldn’t be able to do what he did with the Warriors. Watch it here.
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Not Warriors, Curry changed the game
As much as Klay Thompson should also get the credit for changing the game along with Curry, we know Thompson became what he is because he played in a system that had Steph.
Although Arenas must be listened to as a former player who played with and against some of the greatest of all time, when the likes of Greg Popovich himself and several other legends have said that this other kid from Akron changed the game for good, he did it.
If Steph did get into a Pop system, then as great as he is, Popovic would have identified his talent, change his own coaching style and make a squad that would complement him.
Had Steph actually landed in San Antonio though in 2009, nobody would’ve needed to change anything though, and by the time Tim Duncan retired, they would have 8-9 championships instead of five? That’s how impactful and contagious Steph is.
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