Damian Lillard lauds the Warriors leader Stephen Curry calling him one of the most influential basketball players of all time.
There is absolutely no denying that Stephen Curry is the GOAT shooter. For over 12 years now, Curry continues to mesmerize his fans and even opponents with his long-distance shots.
He has mastered the art of shooting the ball. With his insane ability to knock down shots consistently, he attracts defenders as soon as he crosses the half-court line.
When talking about all-time greats who have revolutionized how the game is played, Curry, undoubtedly features on that list. Thanks to his ability to shoot the ball, modern basketball has been more fast-paced than ever with the most three-pointers been attempted.
Many thought that this season, the Baby Faced Assassin wouldn’t have a great year, coming off an injury. However, Steph has been the best version of himself, breaking records on a nightly basis.
Many NBA legends, analysts and fellow players recognise Chef Curry’s talents as one of the best. Recently, his rival too, Damian Lillard gave had some huge appreciation for the Warriors sharpshooter.
“Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter of all time”: Portland leader Damian Lillard
Despite being considered as an elite sharpshooter, Dame went on to label Steph as the GOAT shooter. Damian even spoke about how Curry has managed to be an influential player who has changed the game with his style of play. In a recent podcast appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show”, Lillard gave huge props to Steph:
“Steph has two MVPs, a unanimous MVP, back-to-back titles, three total titles, the resume is there. So I think if you asked 10 people, seven of them or eight of them would probably come back and say Steph is right behind Magic in the way he has changed the game and the excitement with his style of play.”
The seven-time All-Star is amidst the best shooting season of his career. Playing on an MVP level Wardell has been putting up 31.6 points, 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game with 48/42/91 shooting splits. Leading his team to successfully grab a playoff position, the Warriors are 8th in the Western Conference with a subpar 34-33 record.
Damian Lillard, himself has been having a great year too. Putting on a show this season, he’s been averaging an incredible 28.6 points, 7.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds while leading his team to the sixth seed in the West.
It is absolutely commendable to see the love and mutual respect the two rivals share for each other. The saying “game recognises game” is truly applicable for these two legends.