Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is widely regarded as one of the best guards in the NBA today, if not the best shooter of all time.
Curry has amassed quite an outstanding resume since the Warriors selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft out of Davidson.
Curry’s style of play transformed the way the game is played today, as he converted the NBA into a shooter’s league and required even seven-footers to learn how to shoot from beyond the arc.
Although Curry single-handedly altered the game and will be remembered as one of the best guards of all time, he had a difficult start to his career due to injuries and required a few years to develop into the player we admire today.
Iman Shumpert, a former NBA player, recently appeared on the All The Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson and discussed when he believes Curry turned the corner, which was when he dropped 54 points on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in 2013.
He got real vicious after that. @imanshumpert breaks down how Steph turned into a monster after his 54-point explosion against the Knicks in 2013.
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As Shumpert pointed out, the spectators at Madison Square Garden began rooting for Curry as he was torching the Knicks for 54 points, something only the best of the best in this league, like as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James, have done.
The real question for Curry going ahead is how much gas he has left in the tank at 35 and whether he can add to his trophy collection in the coming years.