Duncan Robinson Lists Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, and Trae Young as the Most Carefree Players in the NBA

Published 09/24/2021, 11:48 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 14: Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors drives as Will Barton (5) of the Denver Nuggets defends during the fourth quarter of Denver’s 114-104 win at Ball Arena on Thursday, January 14, 2021.(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


There are some players who enter the league with unmatched confidence, some develop it over time, and some never do. Stephen Curry falls in the first category. The Golden State Warriors superstar is one of those players you watch and realize that the game of basketball comes naturally to them. The way eating, sleeping, socializing, and drinking comes naturally to everyone else, basketball is in their genes. In fact, Steph isn’t the only one. Even Trae Young and Luka Doncic share this gene and play carefree, something Duncan Robinson has noticed.

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On ‘The Long Shot’, renowned comedian Hasan Minhaj and co-host Davis Reid sat down with Duncan Robinson to discuss how carefree people are the best ones. In this discussion, when Duncan was asked to give his opinion, he first named Stephen Curry.

He explained, “When he [Steph Curry] is on the court, he plays so free. When I watch his highlights, when I watch him play, or in a game… There is never any mental restriction over what he can do on the court.”

Robinson couldn’t help but dive into his college days, where he was just a bench player. And even when he got into the NBA, he confessed that he really struggled to shoot because of how much he cared. It was this blockage that prevented him from shooting well and all the pressure had gotten to his head.

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Luka Doncic and Trae Young are no less

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 8: Luka Doncic (77) of the Dallas Mavericks prepares to play defense against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter at Ball Arena on Thursday, January 7, 2021.(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Steph wasn’t the only name that popped into Duncan Robinson’s head. Even Hasan Minhaj said, “When I watch Luka, I feel like he’s pure jazz.” Duncan couldn’t agree more. “At his age, to be so young, and to not give a f***..”

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He further continued, “You see it with Trae Young in the playoffs. Throws it off the backboard to John Collins. When I see that, it’s like untapping an entirely different level of being out there and just not caring.”

There isn’t anybody who would disagree with this. Steph, Luka Doncic, and Trae Young‘s impact on their franchises are a testament to how good they are at the game. And as Hasan said, the key is to be carefree and they have definitely mastered it. Who else springs to your mind?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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