Golden State Warriors: Bleacher Report names Curry and Durant to All-Century teams

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kevin Durant
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12: Kevin Durant /

The Golden State Warriors’ superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have been named to Bleacher Report’s All-Century team.

The Golden State Warriors are dominating the 2010s. In that span, they’ve won two championships, broken a seemingly unbreakable wins record, and set themselves up for the future in the process. The Dubs, with their loaded roster, are prepared to reign supreme for the foreseeable future.

For the majority of the 21st century, the Warriors have been poor. They have six playoff appearances in seventeen years. From the 2000-01 season until the 2012-13 year, they made the playoffs just once. The 2012-13 year marked the first time the team had an All-Star since the 1990’s.

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Lately, though, they’ve been great. That recent dominance is enough to put them in some very exclusive company. The latest is an All-Century team put together by Bleacher Report.

The media giant put together a 12-man roster comprised of the 21st century’s best players. There was a starting five adhering to traditional positions with a backup for each of them. Additionally, they selected two wild card players.

Kevin Durant was the backup small forward. This is, largely, due to his incredible tenure with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Still, he was marvelous during his rookie season with the Seattle Supersonics and he won his first title and Finals MVP in his first season with the Warriors.

Stephen Curry, who will be entering his ninth season in the NBA next year, got the nod as the starting point guard. He beat out two-time MVP Steve Nash (wild card) and efficiency superstar Chris Paul (backup point guard) for the top spot. Guards like Jason Kidd and Tony Parker also fell short of Curry’s greatness.

As B/R’s Adam Fromal noted, there are other guards whose longevity surpasses what Curry has done so far. They’ve played more minutes, games, and years than him. Despite that, what he’s done in a shorter amount of time is greater than anyone else.

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He’s a two-time MVP with the second selection being the first ever unanimous one. He now has two rings to his name. He’s the greatest shooter of all-time. Furthermore, he’s one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in basketball history, on par with Michael Jordan and Bill Russell.

Curry is joined in the starting lineup by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, and Shaquille O’Neal. For the Warriors’ superstar guard, that’s not bad company at all. The great news is that he’s still in the prime of his career with the potential to add more championships and accolades to his name.