Stephen Curry: the greatest point guard of all time?


When people think of who the greatest point guard of all time is they don’t normally think of Stephen Curry right off the bat. They instead think about guys like the great Magic Johnson, who led the Lakers to five titles and won three MVPs. They also think about guys like John Stockton—the all time assist and steals leader. With this being said, most people sleep on Stephen Curry. Many don’t understand how he changed the game in so many ways with his ability to shoot the ball from beyond the three-point line, as well as the amazing craftiness and skills he has with the ball in his hand, therefore making him the greatest point guard of all time.

Wardell Curry, known as Steph Curry, was born on March 14, 1988 in Akron, Ohio, but grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Curry grew up immersed in basketball as he was the son of 16-year NBA veteran Dell Curry, who had a very successful career. Young Curry learned the game from his father as he became a great shooter and started to develop a high basketball IQ. Although he was remarkable with the ball in his hands, Curry was overlooked by most high level college coaches due to his wiry frame and unremarkable height at 6-foot flat. 

Although he wasn’t offered by any high level schools, Curry was given the opportunity to play at Davidson College—a small school which had an enrollment of only 2,000 students. Even though he wanted to play at a higher level, Curry took this opportunity and committed to Davidson. In his first year, Curry made his mark as he averaged 21.5 points per game as a freshman to lead all first-year players in the country. In his second season, Curry became recognized around the nation as he led tenth seeded Davidson to an improbable run to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. He had multiple high scoring games throughout the tournament including a 40 point game against Gonzaga. Curry finished the tournament with remarkable averages of 34 points, 3.7 assists, and 4 steals per game, while shooting over 50 percent from the field and an unbelievable 52 percent from downtown. Curry started to make his name and was known for his ability to shoot the deep ball. In his junior season, Curry led the nation in points at 28.6 per game and was named a consensus first-team All-American. He then entered the draft in 2009 where he was picked by Golden State with the seventh overall pick.

Curry made an immediate impact on the Warriors as he became the starting point guard and averaged 17.5 points in his first season. A series of injuries left Curry sitting out most of the games in the 2011-12 season where he underwent off season ligament surgery. When the 2013 season finally started, Curry finally showed how he could shoot the three ball and finished first in three-pointers made at 272. He repeated that once again in 2014, as he made 261 three-pointers and earned his first All-Star selection. It only went up from there for Curry as he once again led the league in three-pointers made in the 2014-15 season, and was even named the league MVP. He then finished off that amazing season with an NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and to top it off, he took home the Finals MVP as well. Curry would go on to win two more titles in 2017 and 2018, and even broke the record for most three-pointers made in a season with 402 in 2016. Curry made his last finals appearance in 2019 with a loss against the Raptors, and sat out almost the whole 2020 season.

Curry has made a huge impact on the NBA and even with him still in his prime years, it is hard not to put him in this discussion with everything that he has done so far in the league. With that being said, I believe that Stephen Curry is the greatest point guard ever considering he still has plenty of years in the league.

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