‘Greatest Skilled Players of All-Time’: Former NBA Champion Lauds Stephen Curry Following Record Breaking Night

Published 04/13/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Dec 29, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket in the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets last night. It was a historic night for Stephen Curry, who became the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer by surpassing Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain.

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After the game, former NBA champion and analyst Channing Frye praised Curry for being one of the greatest players that the league has witnessed. While praising him, Frye was also thankful to have played against Curry in his career.

He said, “He became a point guard that can move without the ball, is top in handles, greatest shooter of all-time. And he can also play with other Hall of Famers. The most dangerous part of Steph’s game is when he doesn’t have the ball.

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“He’s a leader, he wins. He’s one of the greatest skilled players of all time. What he does is amazing and his consistency about doing it has been next level. I’m glad I got an opportunity to play against him.”

Since he entered the league, Curry has revolutionized the game. The game now surrounds around three-point shooting, which Curry, along with Klay Thompson, made popular. There were other sharpshooters before him, but none of them made an impact like Curry. And along with that, he has had a very accomplished career so far. Team accolades and individual accolades- there is nothing that he hasn’t achieved.

Stephen Curry: Enduring criticism despite having a spectacular season individually

Right from the start of the season, it has been a tough journey for the Warriors. It started with Klay getting injured again, and then their dismal performances throughout the season. Despite this, Curry’s MVP form has kept them alive. That’s why Anthony believes that Curry reaching this feat in such a year is fitting, because his legacy was surprisingly and unnecessarily questioned a lot.

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Despite his three rings, two MVPs, and a multitude of other achievements, Curry’s legacy is in over one season where the team is struggling. He is doing his best but has not been supported properly by his team. So it is ridiculous that a player like him faces such criticism.

The Warriors are currently in the 10th spot. They are on their way to the play-in tournament if they hold on to their position. But if they stop fighting for a playoff spot, they should rest Curry, who has given it all so far despite lack of support.

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Apr 6, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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