Andre Iguodala has boldly declared long-time Golden State Warriors’ teammate Stephen Curry as the ‘greatest athlete of our time’ after the two-time MVP added to his sporting legacy on Sunday.
Curry capped off a huge weekend by winning the American Century Golf Championship in Nevada, with the win coming a day after he sent social media into a frenzy with an extraordinary hole-in-one on the 152-yard seventh.
Golden State Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry continues to redefine greatness through his sporting prowess on and off the basketball court.
The 35-year-old nailed a clutch eagle putt on the final hole, reclaiming the lead and taking victory after former tennis player Mardy Fish had led going to 18. Curry becomes the first active athlete to win the 54-hole celebrity tournament since 2000.
"“I’ve always dreamt of a situation like this”, Curry said in the aftermath. “On an 18th green, in front of a crowd like that, to make a putt. You just stick to the routine, have so much confidence in yourself…live with the results, thankfully it went in which is insane.”"
Curry’s brilliance has been well celebrated across social media this weekend, while others have bemoaned the fact that one man simply can’t have that much sporting talent running through his body.
Iguodala’s gone one step further by claiming Curry as the greatest athlete of this generation, a bold call but not one without merit particularly when taking multiple sports into account.
A four-time NBA champion, nine-time All-Star, nine-time All-NBA player, two-time MVP, NBA Finals MVP, and All-Star Game MVP, Curry is already regarded by many as a top 10 NBA player of all-time and a consensus top two point-guard ever alongside Laker legend Magic Johnson.
As for his exploits on the golf course, Curry put his current form down to the extra time he’s had practicing since losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the second-round of the postseason. Warrior fans will be hoping the franchise’s greatest ever player doesn’t have the same luxury this time next year.