And it’s good! Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is playing on a whole other level. If you still need to be convinced that Steph is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, here are 5 of his most OMG-unbelievable-show stopping plays. Click to watch!
Stephen Curry, 27, is a human highlight machine. The star player of the Golden State Warriors is breaking records and winning championships, and it’s shocking with just how good he is. Could Steph unseat Michael Jordan, 53, as the greatest of all time? Here’s some evidence for that argument.
Let’s be honest: it’s pretty impossible to whittle down Steph’s greatest plays to just five. He has the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single game (12) and the most consecutive games with a successful three-point shot (129, btw.) He’s also a NBA champion and NBA MVP. Plus, he has an adorable daughter, Riley Curry, 3. He could be the best ever, and these videos will show you why.
1. Stephen’s record setting 3-point shot from 48 feet away
Steph is going to be all over the NBA record books by the end of the 2015-16 season. One of his biggest highlights came while facing the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 22, when Steph made a half-court shot to beat the buzzer. The basket, which traveled nearly 50 feet, made him the first NBA player in history with four-straight seasons with 200 or more three-point baskets, according to Sports Illustrated.
2. Stephen’s game winning half-court 3-point shot
It looked like the Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder were going into double overtime on Feb. 27. With the score tied at 118, OKC missed their shot to win the game. But Golden State got the rebound and passed it to Steph, who nailed a record-breaking three-point shot from over 30 feet away, leaving just 0.6 seconds left in the game.
3. He doesn’t have to even look at the basket to nail the shot.
During a 2014 match with the Milwaukee Bucks, Steph got caught up in some traffic. While blowing by three defenders, Steph lobbed the ball up and behind him. It looked like he was just tossing it away, but the ball sunk into the basket. They call it a Circus Shot but it was the Bucks who ended up looking like clowns.
4. Don’t underestimate Steph when it comes to playing defense.
The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah, 31, is never going to overlook Steph’s defensive skills again. During a Nov. 2015 game with Chicago, Steph bungled a pass to one of his teammates. The Bulls tried to capitalize on the turnover, but as Joakim started his way down the court, Steph ripped the ball away. He tossed an Alley-Oop to Andre Iguodala, 32, who nailed a monster dunk!
5. Steph made one of the most gorgeous layups in the game.
The Golden State Warriors’ biggest rivals in the NBA Western Conference are, without a doubt, the San Antonio Spurs. But during a Feb. 2015 game, Steph proved why the Spurs are still a distant second to the Warriors. After intercepting a pass, Steph glided down the court before spinning the ball behind his back for a picture-perfect layup. Nice!
Do you think Steph and the Golden State Warriors will repeat as NBA Champions, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Steph is the greatest of all time?