Although Steph Curry is the best three-point shooter in NBA history, Jerry West, a hall of fame guard, thinks Curry is much more than that.
On the most recent episode of “Podcast P,” West told Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, “Steph, he’s just a fantastic person.” Oh my god, what a wonderful man. He’s not who everyone believes he is, to reiterate. He is a better player overall than people give him credit for. He is quite talented.
“At one point, despite what you see now, I didn’t think he was a strong defender. Now, I consider him to be a fantastic defender.
In his 14-year career, West, an All-Star 12 times, agreed that Curry had altered the nature of the game. Even though the game has changed significantly since West was playing, the 85-year-old stated he would have loved to share the court with Curry.
I really mean I would want to play with him. He’ll hand the ball off,” West added. However, he possesses a special talent that has significantly altered the nature of the game. The more they emphasize this talent, the more the parents of the young children you are referring to push them in that direction.
“I know that I wouldn’t want to see Shaquille O’Neal attempt to shoot 3-pointers. I saw him fire.
Although Curry isn’t particularly recognized for his defense, the four-time champion has made a lot of progress in that area.
Curry responded admirably to being referred to as a “two-way player” during the Warriors’ push to winning their fourth championship in eight years last season.
Curry has made it obvious that he is focused on making improvements in his defense even at this stage of his career, despite the fact that it may not be as glamorous as his attacking swagger.