Stephen Curry joins Michael Jordan on elite list
Ever since the 2020-21 season, we’re seeing a different Stephen Curry. This version knows how to take over any game at any time and dominate the whole situation. He’s been incredible and led the Warriors to the Championship last season.
Steph’s Playoff success did not stop this year. In the seven games against the Kings, Steph averaged 33.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.9 assists. With the 50-burger today, his tally of points for the first round of this year’s Playoffs went up to 236.
He joined Michael Jordan as the only player above the age of 35 to score 200+ points in a single playoff series. MJ did it twice during the 1998 Playoffs(ECF and the NBA Finals).
Steve Kerr drew parallels between SC30 and MJ
Steve Kerr has devoted a huge chunk of his life to the league. He’s spent almost 30 years in and around the NBA, and has seen a lot of players. However, there is no other player he likes to compare Curry to, except the GOAT, Michael Jordan himself. Talking about his shot-making tonight, Kerr said,
He then talked about how Steph and MJ were taken for granted because of their continued brilliance.
Kerr is onto something here. Oftentimes, we take a 30-point night from Steph as a regular occurrence and don’t give it much thought. However, those aren’t easy at all. Hopefully, the team and the fans realize this soon and start giving the man the love he deserves.
People often forget that Curry is 35 now, as his game has not aged one bit. Still in many ways at the peak of his powers, Curry has shown no signs of slowing down. With one of the best games of his career in that clinching Game 7 effort, Curry showed the NBA world why he is still on top.
His performance throughout the course of the series was dominant, and the Warriors needed every bit of it. This Golden State roster is not nearly as talented as some of the others Curry has played on, which requires a much higher level of play from him. As he showed, Curry is still able to deliver what his team needs.