Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Compared Steph Curry To Michael Jordan After Monster Game 7

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry

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Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry is going to end his career at some point with an incredible legacy. We have never seen a player like him before and may never see a player like him again.

After a slow start to his career hampered by injuries, Steph Curry became a superstar in the early 2010’s, and won back-to-back MVPs and three NBA titles from 2015-2018, cementing his place among the league’s best all-time players. And, when he led the much older, not-as-loaded Golden State Warriors to another title last year, he rose even further up the pantheon of all-time great.

But, the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry struggled at times this year, and finished as the sixth seed in the Western Conference. They had to play the upstart Sacramento Kings in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and after six games, the series was tied at three. Plus, the Warriors, who were atrocious on the road all season long, would have to play game 7 on the road in front of a raucous Kings crowd.

But, Steph Curry simply refused to let the Warriors lose, He had a remarkable 50 points, his playoff career-high, as they dominated the second half and won, 120-100.

After the game, his longtime Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about Steph Curry’s legacy and compared him to the GOAT, Michael Jordan. Kerr played with Jordan in Chicago, winning four championships with the Chicago Bulls.

That’s high praise, because Michael Jordan is not a name that NBA fans let be invoked haphazardly. But, it’s getting hard to argue that he isn’t getting close to the top, at least in the top ten.

The Golden State Warriors will now play LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals. It could be the final playoff matchup between Curry and James, who met in four straight NBA Finals from 2015-2018.