Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry names Jrue Holiday and a few other defenders who make him struggle offensively.
Stephen Curry is unarguably the greatest shooter of all time. It can be exceptionally difficult to guard the 2-time MVP when he has the ability to knock down shots from literally anywhere on the court.
Steph has a deep offensive arsenal which makes it very difficult for the players to guard him. Not only his long-distance three-point shots, but Curry also attacks the basket with great efficiency and ease.
In a recent interview, the 7-time All-Star named a few players who gave him a bit of trouble while defending him. Steph mentioned:
“Jrue Holiday, Avery Bradley, Tony Allen when he was in the league. There are guys that have a knack for being in the right place at the right time, being physical, studying your game, and knowing your moves.”
“Never in my mind are you scared that they’re going to stop you. But at the same time, you gotta go harder that particular night or play a little smarter. Maybe like Pat Bev and the antics, you’ve gotta deal with that. But I think those guys exist and they get paid to defend the best guys in the league.”
After complimenting Jrue Holiday, Stephen Curry says his brother Seth is his biggest irritant on court
Out of all the incredible defenders in the league, there is only one who managed to frustrate Stephen Curry. His own brother Seth Curry. Back in the 2019 Western Conference finals, the Curry brothers faced off against each other as GSW played Portland.
During that series, Seth had quite a few steals from his elder brother. The two obviously spent their entire lifetime playing basketball together- right from their backyard to the league, the brothers would know all their moves inside and out.
The 3-time NBA champ explained why he found his brother to be the most frustrating defender. Steph revealed:
“But Seth Curry is the one that frustrates me the most… In the playoffs, when he was in Portland, he literally had like four steals on me. He disarmed me a little bit, but he was literally everywhere and I couldn’t figure it out.”
All the defenders Steph mentioned are considered to be great defenders. Despite that, Curry manages to make them feel lost on the court while they try to guard him.
This season too, the “Baby Faced Assassin” is playing out of his mind. He is playing on an MVP level, putting up a staggering 31 points, 5.9 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game. Truly, there is no player who even comes close to the Golden State legend.