Trae Young, Who Called LeBron James the GOAT, Once Snubbed Stephen Curry for Steve Nash in His All Time Top Five

Published 02/13/2022, 12:27 PM EST
Feb 6, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) waits for play to resume against the Atlanta Hawks during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Trae Young is an All-Star starter for the second time in his career. Finally, it feels like his game has started to receive the credit it deserves. Trae Young took the league by storm ever since he was drafted to the Hawks. His shooting style, accuracy, and volume reminded fans a lot of Stephen Curry.

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Jan 28, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives past Boston Celtics guard Josh Richardson (8) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) in the second quarter at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry is undoubtedly one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And in a physical game like basketball, Curry uses his skills and exceptional shooting ability to leave his opponents stunned. As even Draymond Green agreed, Curry has inspired an entire generation of basketball players to focus more on shooting than any other aspect of the game.

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Have we found the next Stephen Curry in Trae Young?

Curry completely revolutionized the sport. So much that it was indeed bound to happen that in the coming drafts, the fans start looking for the next Stephen Curry. And for a while, it seemed like the perfect fit that Trae Young was the one who they dubbed as “The Next Stephen Curry”.

Feb 12, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after being called for a foul against the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

However, when asked about who he feels are the top 5 players of all time, Trae snubbed Curry. Some NBA fans felt that it was disrespectful of him to forget the player who he allegedly ’embodies’ the most. In a tweet that has now resurfaced after almost 2 years, Trae Young wrote his top 5 players of all time. He snubbed out Curry and rather put Steve Nash in what would’ve been Steph’s spot.

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In the astonishing 2016 NBA season, Curry won the MVP award unanimously. It was the first time in NBA history that someone had accomplished something like this.

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Subsequently, 6 years later, now Curry and Young are set to face each other in the NBA All-Star Weekend. With Curry’s recent slump, who do you think will come out on top in the matchup? Let us know what you think about it.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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