What makes Warriors star Stephen Curry ‘unstoppable,’ according to Heat’s Jimmy Butler
Apart from sharing his take on the Kevin Durant vs. James Harden debate, Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler opened up about another generational talent in Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry.
Butler recently penned a great piece for The Players Tribune’s “Five Toughest” series, where he detailed the five hardest players to guard in today’s game — including Curry. In his piece, he detailed what makes the Warriors star different and difficult to guard.
“Steph is a generational talent in that he can legit shoot the ball from anywhere on the court,” Jimmy Butler shared.
“I mean, how do you guard a guy when you’re sprinting back on defense like, I can’t let him get to his spot! Then you realize that it doesn’t matter because wherever he is, he’s already at his spot. Because he can shoot — and hit — from anywhere.”
Butler added that the two-time MVP does have the green light to jack up as many shots as he wants in Steve Kerr’s offense, but he still remains calculated and precise with his attempts.
“Throw in the fact that if you try to press up on him and contest his shot, he has the ability to blow by you and get to the rim, or to distribute the ball and get his teammates involved? A guy like Steph is about as unstoppable as it gets in this league. He’s a special talent,” Butler concluded.
Stephen Curry remains sidelined for the Warriors this season after suffering a broken left hand back in November that will keep him out for three months. However, he continues to support his struggling team by being present on the sidelines during games.
Curry averaged 20.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.3 steals in the four games he played for the Warriors this 2019-20 season.