Hall of Famer Ray Allen is certain he and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry are not the same.
As Curry closes in on dethroning Allen in most three-pointers made in NBA history, comparisons between the two have become inevitable. In fact, Allen himself was recently quizzed to reveal his thoughts on the subject.
According to the NBA legend, his game was completely different from Curry’s as far as scoring goes. Allen reckoned that he was more like Curry’s Splash Brother Klay Thompson.
“In my comparison with Klay (Thompson), Klay is moving without the ball. He can shift the defense. When he gets open, everybody gets open, similar to how I played,” Allen assessed via The Dan Patrick Show. “I believe Steph is in a lane of his own that I don’t think he has (a comparison).”
Instead, Allen likened Curry’s playing style to that of Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.
“You can say him (Curry) and Damian Lillard, with their ability to shoot from deep and be able to handle the ball and get into the paint,” the two-time NBA champ added. “But Steph gets to the paint more than Lillard does.”
“I would compare Klay more to myself and Reggie (Miller) because we are moving without the ball, we’re kind of on the weak side a lot, and throw (Richard) Hamilton even though Rip wasn’t a big volume 3-point shooter,” he continued. “But to be able to move the defense and to come off pin-downs and screens and shoot in transition without touching the ball is a real talent.”
If Stephen Curry manages to knock down more than nine triples against the Philadelphia 76ers, he will finally surpass Allen and set a new NBA record.