‘Headscratching’: NBA Legend Reggie Miller ‘Surprised and Amazed’ with Steph Curry and his Performance in the Past Year

Published 05/11/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
April 27, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against Dallas Mavericks guard JJ Redick (17) during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry has been playing the best basketball of his career this year. That fact becomes more impressive when one takes into consideration how great Curry has been over the years. But currently, he is showing the world that he has a lot left to contribute to the sport of basketball. People have been shocked to see how well he has been shooting the ball. One former sharpshooter couldn’t believe how well Curry has been doing.

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Reggie Miller talks Steph Curry

Basketball Hall of Famer Reggie Miller was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show. Patrick asked him about Stephen Curry and his current form. Miller was at a loss for words, given the way Steph Curry has played this season. His shooting has been absolutely incredible. Miller, who himself was one of the best shooters in NBA history during his career, could not believe how well Curry has been able to make difficult shots look easy.

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Apr 21, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball over Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (14) in the third quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Miller said, “I’m surprised and amazed, that’s what I’m going to say. And this is coming from a guy who I felt had seen everything… The degree of difficulty in time and score when he’s making some of these shots, it’s sometimes head-scratching. For a guy who put a lot of time and effort into my craft… shooting different shots from different locations, being off-balance… I know how difficult it can be.”

Curry belongs in the MVP conversation

Miller added that because he himself was also a fantastic shooter who put in the hard work to get better, he understands better than most how impressive Curry has been. His accuracy and conversion rate are absolutely spectacular, and few can come close to matching Curry in that regard. While he doesn’t think Curry should be the MVP this season, he does believe that he belongs in that conversation.

Miller added, “He has made it look like he’s shooting a free throw. And that’s what makes people like myself somewhat amazed because I know how difficult it is. So I am amazed, and people ask me about MVP. He won’t win the MVP, but in my opinion, he should be in the top three for what he has done, and what Golden State has done.”

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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