The Golden State Warriors’ wonderboy and two-time MVP Stephen Curry has been ranked a top-ten player of all-time.
There’s no denying that the Golden State Warriors have been full of outstanding, all-time great players the last few seasons. Stephen Curry has been just one of them. Add in Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, and you have one of the best three-man trios to ever take the court.
Top it off with Kevin Durant who should be a top-five player at the end of his career. Those four, along with DeMarcus Cousins, may’ve made the best five-man lineup of all-time. Four future Hall of Famers on a court at one time let alone on a single team is insanity.
That said, where does two-time MVP Stephen Curry rank among the best to ever play the game? Well, one of the well-respected media outlets, Bleacher Report, ranked him among the ten best players to ever play the game.
The top-fifty players of all-time were compiled by Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey. Here’s what the columnist said on Curry.
"Ten years into his career, Stephen Curry already has an argument as the best point guard in NBA history…. This is the evolution of Nash: a prolific shooter who’s unleashed to launch as many threes as he can. Along with Michael Jordan, Dirk Nowitzki and a handful of others, Curry is among those exceptionally rare players who truly changed basketball."
It’s hard to quantify just how good Curry is. He’s changed the game for the better and forced the NBA into a more three-point heavy style. He helped build a team that forced the NBA’s best to team up in order to even be competitive.
The former lottery pick from Davidson did all that in just a decade.
For the last four straight seasons, he’s averaged over 25 points per game. On top of that, he averaged over 30 per game one season en route to his second MVP.
Along with being the notorious leader of the league’s best team, Curry proved to his doubters that he’s one of the best to ever bring the ball up. The No. 10 ranking is extremely fair for Curry, although it may anger a few.
There were a few other former Warriors on the list. Forward Rick Barry was ranked No. 50. Kevin Durant also cracked the top-20 players, ending at No. 15 with a few prime seasons still left in his career.