Lonzo Ball credits Warriors legend Stephen Curry for his insane conditioning as one of the overlooked traits of his successful game.
There is no denying that Stephen Curry is unarguably the greatest shooter of all time. For over the past several seasons, Curry and his long-distance three-pointers have completely terrorized the entire league. The Baby Faced Assassin has easily changed the game, making it more fast-paced than ever.
Steph is easily one of the most influential players in the history of the game, completely changing the way the three-point line is used. Thanks to his ability to knock down shots consistently, from virtually any spot on the court, attracts defenders towards him as soon as he crosses the half-court.
Chef Curry’s insane shooting ability, outstanding ball-handling skills practically make him unguardable. However, Pelicans star Lonzo Ball revealed that there is much more to the 7-time All-Star’s success than his shooting and dribbling skills – his surreal conditioning.
“A lot of people don’t talk about Stephen Curry and his conditioning enough”: Lonzo Ball
Lonzo Ball is considered to be a good perimeter defender. He is often given the task of guarding the opponent’s best players. He recently revealed the one trait of Stephen Curry’s success that usually goes overlooked. Ball gave a lot of credit to the Warriors leader’s outlandish conditioning. Post the Pelicans 108-103 win over GSW, Lonzo explained:
“A lot of credit goes to his conditioning. I don’t think a lot of people talk about it enough. He’s constantly moving. He can shoot it from anywhere. It’s a tough challenge, but you got to step up to the plate and do what you can.”
“A lot of credit goes to his conditioning. I don’t think a lot of people talk about it enough. He’s constantly moving. He can shoot it from anywhere.”
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— Warriors Nation (@WarriorNationCP) May 5, 2021
Truly, Curry’s fabulous capability to run without the ball, and make plays off-ball is something that is commendable. While not being showed up in the statline, only defenders know and respect this unique aspect of Steph’s game.
Despite his team’s mediocre performance this season, the two-time MVP has been playing on a different level altogether. The 3-time champ has been putting up a career-best (and league-leading) 31.4 points per game along with 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds. While shooting at 48/42/91 splits, the sharpshooter proves once again that he is one the greatest scorers of all time.