ON THIS DAY: NBA Superstars Stephen Curry and Dwayne Wade Stepped Foot in the League

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October 28, 2020 11:16 pm

On this very day, October 28th, one former Miami Heat star and a Golden State Warriors player in his prime, made their debuts. Stephen Curry is considered one of the best players despite being out for most of last season, Dwyane Wade is right up there with him.

Stephen Curry’s resume is loaded. The 2-time MVP, the 3-time champion, is one of the best shooters in the league right now. About 11 years ago on October 28th, 2009, Curry scored 14 points, 7 assists, 4 steals, and 2 rebounds against the Rockets. Although they lost 108-107, it marked the day we realized what the young Curry was capable of.

The rest was history. And Curry ended up living up to all the expectations. He led the Warriors to win 3 championships and ended up appearing in the NBA Finals 5 times consecutively. It was at this time that he landed the MVP twice and transformed the Warriors into the best team in the NBA.

Curry shares this iconic day with Dwyane Wade. It all started on October 28th, 2003, against the Philadelphia 76ers. Wade was able to bag his first few points quickly enough, a fadeaway jumper barely 1:54 into the game.

He finished with 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. Wade became of Heat’s most integral pieces and was part of the ‘Big Three’ alongside LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

Can Stephen Curry bring back his A-game?

NBA Player Steph Curry speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 at Pier 48 on September 13, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Dwyane Wade’s former team and Stephen Curry’s franchise were on the opposite ends of the spectrum last season. While the Miami Heat had a brilliant run in the Playoffs, they reached the NBA Finals but could not pull an upset over the Los Angeles Lakers. 

However, the Golden State Warriors landed at the bottom of the table. With Stephen Curry out for most of the season and Klay Thompson’s injuries, the Warriors didn’t even make it to the Orlando Bubble.

With a healthy roster, do you think Curry can bring them to win another championship?

 

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