Greatest shooter in NBA history? Why Stephen Curry is considered one of the best basketball players of all time | More sports news

NEW DELHI: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James. Whenever someone makes a list of the big names in basketball and the NBA, Stephen Curry is likely to feature in many of them.

The 34-year-old is widely regarded as the best shooter in NBA history and some, like his Curry Warriors teammate Andre Igoudala, believe that Curry is the best point guard in NBA history, better than Magic Johnson.

And Stephen Curry’s legend grew on Thursday when his Golden State Warriors team beat the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA championship.

Curry, who had 34 points on 12 of 21 shots in Game 6, set a career high for 3-pointers. Curry had two league MVP (most valuable player) awards under his belt earlier, but he finally got his hands on the coveted Finals MVP trophy for the first time in his NBA career, thanks to a vote. unanimous.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after defeating the Boston Celtics. (Elsa/Getty Images/AFP Photo)
It’s the Warriors’ seventh NBA title overall and fourth for Curry, who has been with the Golden State Warriors since making his NBA debut in 2009. He’s also an eight-time All Star player.

Here’s everything you need to know about the superstar who helped the Golden State Warriors win their fourth NBA championship in eight years (2015 – 2022):
Full name: WardellStephen Curry II
Country: United States
Age: 34 years old
Playing position: peak guard
– Born in Akron, Ohio to Sonya and Dell Curry in 1988. His mother was a volleyball player at Virginia Tech and his father played in the NBA for the Jazz, Cavaliers, Hornets, Bucks and Raptors.

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts after beating the Boston Celtics 103-90. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP Photo)
– Selected by the Golden State Warriors as a first-round contender (seventh overall pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft
– Four times NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022)

– Named to All-NBA Teams eight times, including four times to the First Team
– Named to the 2009-10 All-Rookie First Team and was a three-time Western Conference Rookie of the Month (January 2010, March 2010, April 2010)
– Received the 2010-11 NBA Sportsmanship Award, selected by players and received the 2013-14 Community Assist Award, selected by fans and an NBA executive panel

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors dribbles down the field against the Boston Celtics. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP Photo)
– At the start of the 2019-20 season, Curry was ranked first on the NBA’s all-time free throw percentage list (0.905 FT%) and third (2,483) on the field goals list at NBA all-time 3-pointers
– Curry’s 402 3-point field goals in the 2015-16 season is the NBA single-season record and he led the NBA rankings in scoring (30.1 points per game) in 2015 -16
– Two-time FIBA ​​World Cup gold medalist (representing USA – 2010 and 2014)

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