- Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala called Stephen Curry “the second-best ever.”
- According to The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson, Iguodala meant Curry was the second-best point guard ever.
- Curry has a strong resume already and may continue to rack up achievements that move him up the all-time ladder as his career goes on.
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Correction: This article previously stated that Andre Iguodala called Stephen Curry the second-greatest NBA player ever. The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson later clarified in a tweet that Iguodala was calling Curry the second-greatest point guard ever.
In the mind of Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry is one of the best players at his position of all-time
Iguodala told The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson that he considers Curry, his teammate, the “the second-best ever.” Thompson explained in a tweet that Iguodala was calling Curry the second-best point guard ever – not player ever- something Iguodala has reportedly said about Curry before.
“I think he’s the second best ever,” Iguodala told Thompson. “I always thought that about him. I knew but other people didn’t know.”
Iguodala’s quote was part of an answer about how Curry helped the Warriors come back from a 2-1 deficit to the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2015 playoffs. Curry scored 33 points in a crucial Game 4 win, then 32 points in the Warriors’ Game 6 close-out.
According to Thompson, the Warriors’ resilience in that series helped shape their dynasty, as they knew they could truly compete for a championship thereafter.
Curry boasts a strong resume of NBA achievements in his 10-year NBA career, and it should continue to grow. He is already a three-time NBA champion, two-time MVP (including the first-ever unanimous MVP), six-time All-Star, and five-time All-NBA team member. He’s also on pace to become the NBA’s all-time leader in three-point percentage.
As Thompson outlined in his story, Curry has racked up plenty of memorable playoff moments over the course of the Warriors’ five-year run.
With the chance to continue to add more moments and achievements to his resume, perhaps more people will soon echo Iguodala’s opinion.
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