The greatest shooter in NBA history? Why Stephen Curry is regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time | More sports News

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NEW DELHI: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James. Whenever anyone makes a list of the all-time basketball and NBA greats, Stephen Curry is likely to feature in many of them.

The 34-year-old is widely regarded as the best shooter in NBA history and some, like Curry’s Warriors teammate Andre Igoudala, believe that Curry is the best point guard in NBA history, better than even Magic Johnson.

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And the legend of Stephen Curry grew on Thursday when his team Golden State Warriors defeated Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship.

Curry, who had 34 points on 12 of 21 shooting in Game 6, set a career record for 3-pointers. Curry had two league MVP (Most valuable player) awards under his belt earlier, but he has finally got his hands on the coveted finals MVP trophy for the first time in his NBA career, thanks to an unanimous vote.

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Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates after defeating the Boston Celtics. (Elsa/Getty Images/AFP Photo)
This is the Warriors’ seventh NBA title overall and the fourth for Curry, who has been with the Golden State Warriors since his NBA debut in 2009. He is also an eight time All Star player.

Stephen Curry

Here’s all you need to know about the superstar who helped the Golden State Warriors win their fourth NBA championship in eight years (2015 – 2022):
Full Name: Wardell Stephen Curry II
Country: United States
Age: 34 years
Playing position: Point Guard
– Born in Akron, Ohio, to Sonya and Dell Curry in 1988. His mother was a volleyball player at Virginia Tech and his father played in the NBA for the Jazz, Cavaliers, Hornets, Bucks and Raptors.

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Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP Photo)
– Selected by the Golden State Warriors as an early entry candidate in the first round (seventh pick overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft
– Four-time NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022)

– Named in the All-NBA Teams eight times, including four times on the First Team
– Named in the 2009-10 All-Rookie First Team and has been three-time Western Conference Rookie of the Month (January 2010, March 2010, April 2010)
– Given 2010-11 NBA Sportsmanship Award, selected by players and received 2013-14 Season-long Community Assist Award, selected by fans and an NBA executive panel

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Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry dribbles up the court against the Boston Celtics. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP Photo)
– Entering the 2019-20 season, Curry was ranked first on NBA’s all-time free throw percentage list (.905 FT%) and third (2,483) on NBA’s all-time 3-point field goals made list
– Curry’s 402 3-point field goals made in the 2015-16 season is the NBA’s single-season record and he led the NBA charts in scoring (30.1 points per game) in 2015-16
– Two time gold medallist at the FIBA World Cup (representing USA – 2010 & 2014)

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