Colin Cowherd, one of Fox Sports’ top broadcasters, talked about why he believes Steph Curry is underrated because of how Curry changed basketball.
In the 75 years of NBA basketball, many superstars have emerged, and there are a select few that have legitimately become generational talents.
Players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James have become the face of the NBA, shaping basketball because of their talent and success on and off the field.
While Jordan and James shaped and changed the game of basketball, Cowherd believes Curry deserves a mention among the greatest players of all time.
In fact, Cowherd believes Curry is underrated because he is not mentioned among the all-time greats.
“Steph Curry got through (Ray Allen) in half the games,” Cowherd said. “Michael can’t score that fast, LeBron can’t score that fast. Kobe (Bryant) can’t. Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar) can’t. I watched him last night and very rarely the players. excellence is not appreciated. Michael didn’t change the game, LeBron didn’t change the game.”
Curry’s rise to prominence as the best 3-point shooter ever has been somewhat lost in the grand scheme of things.
When Curry broke the player’s record for most three points, he was the subject of discussion for several days. After that, the tournament continued and started focusing on the MVP race.
Cowherd has a view on how Curry changed the game. Ever since Curry emerged as one of the best scorers in the league and one of the top three-pointers, three-pointers have become an integral part of fouls.
Even the range of 3-pointers has changed thanks to the performances of players like Curry. Despite many players trying to imitate Curry, only one player performed at his level, which further increased Cowherd’s score.
Steph Curry is proving Colin Cowherd right with his current post-season run.
With this season also celebrating the NBA’s 75th anniversary, the league has honored the 75 greatest players in its history. Several modern and historical stars like Michael Jordan and LeBron James are on the list along with Steph Curry.
Out of all the current stars on the roster, the two-time scoring champion is the only one remaining in the knockout stages.
While his teammates were a big reason Curry made it to the grand finals, he made a significant contribution to helping his team get to this point.
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