Kendrick Perkins lauds the Warriors leader Stephen Curry for having a terrific season despite being so heavily guarded by his opponents.
No one would deny Stephen Curry’s scoring abilities. The 6-foot-3 Golden State Warriors leader is unarguably the greatest shooter in the history of the game.
Curry has outright revolutionized modern basketball with the way he uses the three-point line. His ability to knock down long-distance shots from virtually any spot on the hardwood is what makes him so unguardable.
After the Warriors’ last season’s debacle, Steph and Draymond are trying their best to regain their dynasty’s respect. With Klay Thompson out for another year with an unfortunate Achilles injury, many believed that the team would be a bit short-handed.
As expected, most of the offensive load has fallen onto the shoulders of their two-time MVP. Without a doubt, Curry has been superseding those expectations and how.
Chef Curry is amidst the best season of his 12-year-long career. He has been having a better year than his 2016 unanimous MVP campaign. The 33-year-old has been in red hot form ever since the 2020-2021 season started, dropping 40-pieces on a nightly basis.
“No player other than Stephen Curry gets so heavily guarded in the whole league”: Kendrick Perkins
What is more impressive is that the Baby Faced Assassin has been averaging a bizarre number of points on a nightly basis despite being the number one target defensively.
Due to his incredible talent of knocking down shots from virtually anywhere on the hardwood, teams guard him as soon as he crosses the half-court line. We have seen teams triple or even quadruple team, Curry, from time to time.
Analyst Kendrick Perkins lauded the 7-time All-Star for the same. Perks took it to Twitter saying that no other player in the league is as heavily guarded as Steph. Kendrick tweeted:
“Besides Steph name me 1 damn player that’s being guarded like this in the League today?! Just saying tho…”
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) May 13, 2021
Clearly, Steph is a threat to any defensive unit. He is on the verge of clinching his second scoring title. Currently averaging an insane 31.8 points (league-high), 5.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game, Steph is currently leading his team to clinch a playoffs spot.
With a 37-33 record, the Warriors have secured themselves a spot for the newly added play-in tournament. In order to grab a playoffs spot, the rest of the Warriors will have to rise up and help their MVP.