G.O.A.T. – Steph Curry
G.O.A.T.- Greatest Of All Time
First off… yes. You read that correctly.
Secondly… it’s not what you think.
Steph Curry is not the greatest player to ever play the game. That debate is for another time.
However, Steph Curry is the greatest of all time when it comes to being a shooter. Curry is better than Ray Allen… he is better than Reggie Miller… You name a shooter, and Curry is still better.
Those are the two players who are on top of the list for career three pointers made. Steph Curry is currently 26th on the list.
Curry is in the midst of his 7th season in the league, and one of those seasons he only played in 26 games. If you compare the stats between the three of them at the same point in their careers here is how many three pointers they had after 7 seasons:
Ray Allen- 1,129
Reggie Miller- 840
Steph Curry- 1,423
Keep in mind that Curry is still not done with this season. He is currently averaging 4.9 3-pointers made per game. That puts him on pace to make another 150 or so this season.
This season he has already made 232 three pointers, which is the 10th most ever in a season. He already holds the top two spots for makes in a season with 286 and 272.
Let us not forget that these numbers are being put up on a team that also has Klay Thompson making over 200 three pointers of his own each season.
Then there is the shooting percentage from beyond the arc:
Ray Allen- 40.02%
Reggie Miller- 39.5%
Steph Curry- 44.3%
There is only one player that shot a higher career percentage than Curry has, and that was his coach Steve Kerr.
The combination of both volume and accuracy that Curry brings to the court is what makes him the best shooter ever.
Another attribute he brings that a lot of great shooters don’t have is the ability to create space and create his own shot. Steph Curry has put numerous defenders on skates (i.e. Chris Paul) to free himself up for a wide open jumper. Even if his dribble move gives him two feet of space, a defender is likely sunk.
Many of the other great shooters were able to get open looks by just waiting on the perimeter for the ball to find them. However, you might notice when you watch a Warrior game that Steph Curry is constantly on the move when he doesn’t have the ball. He will walk his defender towards the hoop, then cut and sprint out for a pass, leaving his defender off guard and flustered. He will also run the pick and roll, pass the ball to the screener, and then pop back out for another look.
The last part of his game that not many shooters have had is his range. There is no spot on the court it seems that Curry cannot make a shot from. With most guards, you can give them space when they are 6-8 feet off the arc, if you do that with Curry, he is going to shoot it… and probably make it.
Steph Curry is a trained assassin and sniper when it comes to shooting the ball… and he is demoralizing the NBA with those skills. That is why he is the G.O.A.T.
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