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OPINION: Steph Curry is NBA’s best player: on and off the court

By Sonny Johnson
On September 27, 2023

As the NBA season gets closer, it is important to take a moment and appreciate how great of a player Steph Curry is. Curry has been in the NBA for many years and is now going into his 15th season in the NBA. He is currently 35 years old and at that age, most players retire. 

Curry undoubtedly stands out as one of the best players to ever play the game of basketball in the NBA. With his exceptional skills, remarkable achievements and huge impact on basketball, Curry has earned his place to be a part of the all-time greats, making it essential for us to recognize and appreciate what he has contributed.

One of the main reasons we should all appreciate Curry is because of his unique shooting ability. His three-point shooting capability has transformed the game, changing the way basketball is played. Curry has changed the game of basketball in the way that he has affected how players shoot three-pointers. Curry’s signature move when he shoots is the no-look shot. A no-look shot is when he shoots the ball and turns around, knowing that it’s already going to go in. Many players have copied what he has done, changing the way basketball is played. Curry’s accuracy and range from beyond the arc (the normal three-point range) is just beyond compare.

He has broken many records, including his own. One record that has been broken very recently is the three-point record in the NBA. Steph Curry passed Ray Allen with a total of 3,390 three-pointers made, making him the best three-point shooter in the NBA. He has the ability to make shots that others may look at as impossible to make. By being able to do this he has surprised and amazed many of his fans and also has forced many NBA teams to change the way they play defense in order to contain him. Curry’s shooting has become a display, attracting audiences and inspiring a new generation of players to develop their shooting skills just like his.

Curry’s impact expands beyond his shooting ability. He has amazing ball-handling skills, court vision and a very high basketball IQ, making him a complete player. He is not only a scorer but also can make plays for his teammates. It is very easy for him to make his way through defenses, make impossible passes, and set up his teammates for open shots, which has caused a lot of success for the Golden State Warriors. Curry’s unselfish style of play and his ability to make his teammates better have earned him a lot of respect from the fans and also other players.

He has been a key player in leading the Golden State Warriors to multiple championships; also, he showed how he was able to elevate his team and perform under pressure.

Curry’s ability to have an influence on and off the court is also another reason why he is the best player in the NBA. He has made an effort to involve himself in charitable events such as the Animal Rescue Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, helping those who are less fortunate. By doing this, Curry has become a role model for many young kids. He has shown them that there are people out there like him who are willing to help those who are in need, making him someone worth talking about.

Curry’s positive attitude and how dedicated he is to the game of basketball is easy to see. Curry’s character and impact go beyond his achievements. Based on Curry’s accomplishments, he demonstrates that small guards like himself can do the impossible and be successful. Overall, Curry’s influence on the game has made him one of the most talked about players in the NBA, and his achievements have made him the greatest player in the NBA ever.

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