Warriors’ Andre Iguodala says Stephen Curry, Draymond Green are like ‘Brady and Gronk’
Both Curry and Green have been equally tremendous in the Golden State Warriors’ first three games of the Western Conference Finals, routinely torching the Portland Trail Blazers in the pick-and-roll and forcing every defender to work.
Their rapport on the offensive end had such an effect on Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, that he was prompted to tell Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic that Curry and Green are like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots.
“They’re Brady and Gronk,” Andre Iguodala said of Curry and Green after the game. “The black version.”
Both Green and Curry laughed when hearing Iguodala’s comparison. Curry had a question.
“Wait,” he said. “Who’s who?”
The comparison makes sense. Kevin Durant may be the best player on the planet, but Curry is the franchise player that has defined the championship era in Golden State, just as Brady’s arrival in New England created one of the most dominant runs the NFL has ever seen.
And just as Gronkowski, who retired in March, has been the goofy persona to compliment Brady’s business-like stoicism, so too has Green provided the brash and outspoken leadership to contrast Curry’s quieter style throughout this Warriors dynasty.
But no matter who is cast in which role, Curry and Green have emerged as an unstoppable duo in these playoffs, dominating opponents with their playmaking both on the perimeter and in the paint. And, just as Brady and Gronkowski achieved this past February, it could result in yet another championship.