The slander against two-time MVP Stephen Curry is at an all-time high this season, but the Golden State Warriors superstar seems to be ready to erase all those doubts.
The three-time NBA champion exploded for a career-high 62 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers to effectively announce that he is, indeed, back. Curry sat out virtually the entire season last year due to a hand issue and was only able to suit up for a handful of games as the Warriors dropped one of their worst seasons in recent history.
Now that he's back, head coach Steve Kerr wants everyone to understand how great Steph really is. After Curry's career-night against the Blazers, the 55-year-old head coach shared some perspective on his point guard's immense talent.
“If you think about most guys considered the best players in the league, physical freaks of nature, LeBron, Giannis, Anthony Davis. Steph is 6-3, 180 pounds, whatever he is. He has to carry a game with skill, not physicality,” the Warriors coach said, via Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports.
In 12 seasons in the NBA with the Warriors, Stephen Curry has earned the right to be deemed as one of, if not the best shooter in NBA history. The former scoring champion has showcased unreal range and has been one of the most clutch bucket-getters in the league for the past few seasons without necessarily having physicality as part of his arsenal. Curry shot his way to three NBA titles in four years and was the league's best player in two of those seasons.
Coming into Sunday's game, Curry was averaging 26.4 points per game. Considering that and his latest play, there is every reason to believe Chef Curry is back in the kitchen and ready to cook up a feast.