Warriors star Stephen Curry solidifies legend status with wild Michael Jordan NBA Finals feat
In case you forgot, the Golden State Warriors are NBA champions and Stephen Curry is a Finals MVP for the very first time in his illustrious career. While the Dubs truly played as a team the entire postseason, Steph was undoubtedly the X-factor, especially against the Celtics.
In fact, the Warriors veteran is only the third guard ever in Finals history to average more than 30 points per game on the big stage on multiple occasions. The two others? Just Michael Jordan and the logo himself, Jerry West. Talk about impressive company.
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Curry posted 31.2 points, six rebounds, and five assists per contest vs. Boston and after struggling in Game 5 at home, the Warriors superstar bounced back with authority in the series-clincher on Thursday. Steph went off for 34 points while going 6 for 11 from downtown. The likes of Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and others did their part throughout the series, but the former Davidson standout proved why he should now be considered one of the top-10 greatest players ever. Also, he averaged 30.5 points in the 2019 Finals against the Raptors when the Dubs fell in six games. When the lights are brightest, Steph rises to the occasion.
The Warriors truly pulled off the unthinkable after two years away from the postseason but you can never bet against a team full of proven winners, led by Stephen Curry. He may not be on MJ’s level in terms of overall talent, but he sits in a special category with him and West that essentially nobody ever gets to, not even LeBron James.