Curry GOAT: Stephen Curry Is Gunning For Michael Jordan, LeBron James
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
Night after night Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors leaves NBA fans in awe as he leads the franchise on a remarkable 23-0 start of the 2015-2016 season.
Curry is averaging more than 32 points a night while leading the NBA in true shooting percentage and draining nearly double the number of three-pointers as the second person on the list.
Recently, Curry sat down with ESPN The Magazine and gave an interview with Sam Alipour and spoke about building a legacy that would put his name in the same conversation as Michael Jordan for the greatest NBA player of all-time.
Alipour: Is going down as the GOAT in your mind’s eye, or do you just go in conceding that title due to the presence of one Michael Jordan?
Stephen Curry: It’s a high mountain to climb, but I’m pretty motivated to take on the challenge. Whatever that means, however you got on that mountain, why not try to climb it? And do it in your own way.
Alipour: So you are trying to top MJ as the greatest of all time?
Curry: Yeah. Why else would I be playing? You want to be the best you can be. And if the best you can be is better than him, then why not? That’s good motivation.
Alipour suggested that at this point, it was a race between Curry and LeBron James as the best player in the NBA. Curry’s answer showed his humility, but it does not detract from his tenacity on the basketball court.
Alipour: Are you the best player in the world?
Curry: When I’m on the floor, I believe I am, for sure. I don’t get into why I’m better than such and such. But that’s my motivation when I work.
Alipour: It’s you and LeBron in a toss-up right now.
Curry: That motivates me. But if I took a vote of the nation and they say I finished second, I wouldn’t be, like, disappointed. It’s a pretty cool conversation to have.
As a basketball fan, I hope you can appreciate what he and the Warriors are doing as they continue to redefine the NBA game and put in a major bid to be one of the greatest teams to ever suit up.
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