NBA champion and analyst Matt Barnes believes we aren’t going to witness another Steph Curry in our lives. Curry has a plethora of records in his impressive NBA resume and Barnes feels it won’t matter even if the talisman wins more or not in his career.
Curry has won four NBA championships in his career, including two MVPs and he is regarded as the greatest shooter of all time. The linchpin has scored a total of 3117 three-point field goals in his illustrious career, which is the most in the NBA in the regular season.
Thus, Curry has had a positive impact on the game as he has inspired the young generation.
“He’s a top 10 player. I think he has room to climb. Whether he wins more or not, I don’t think we’ll ever see another Steph Curry. The ability and if you think about it you know there are very few people that have changed the game during the course of their career. But who has changed it more than Steph? Me coaching AAU kids now and see the kids jacking up, 3 little kids put their shoes on and start shooting from the sideline or half-court like they don’t even go in the painting to warm up now, and that’s the Steph Curry effect, and I’ve never seen anyone change the game from the grassroots to the top,” Matt Barnes said on Club Shay Shay podcast.
Barnes feels the Golden State Warriors’ duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson changed NBA for the good as far as scoring from the three-point line is concerned.
“When I first came in the league it was inside-out basketball. You live by the three. You’re gonna die by the three and Steph and Klay and the Warriors completely changed that,” added Matt Barnes.
Meanwhile, Curry averaged 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.0 steal while shooting 48.2% overall in the NBA Finals as he was at his best in the previous edition.
GSW will begin its NBA campaign against the LA Lakers on 19th October.