Former NBA champion with Boston Celtics, Kendrick Perkins reckons Golden State Warriors talisman Steph Curry changed the game of basketball forever. Curry is regarded as one of the best shooters in the game and he has been a consistent performer throughout his glorious career.
Curry has played an instrumental role in taking the Dubs to the NBA Finals in the ongoing season as he has been at his best. The talisman won the first Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP award.
Curry helped lead the Golden State Warriors to a 4-1 series victory against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference finals by averaging 23.4 points and 7.4 assists for the series.
The point guard has been averaging 25.9 in the postseason whereas he was averaging 25.5 in the regular season for GSW.
Perkins said on ESPN’s “First Take”: “Steph Curry changed the game of basketball forever! Forever!… We shouldn’t be having this conversation. The fact that he changed the game forever…The fact that he made shots that would put people on the end of the bench if they were taking those shots before he arrived. That’s enough in itself. And he’s making those shots.”
On the other hand, Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe is putting his money on Steph Curry to receive the finals MVP award against Boston Celtics. Curry has an impressive NBA CV with three championships but Finals MVP is still missing in it.
Sharpe said, “It’s the missing piece from his resume. It would be such an outstanding resume – four titles, two MVPs, two scoring titles, and now a Finals MVP. If he gets that, I don’t know how you keep him out of the top 10…”
“He’ll be one of six players to have two regular-season MVPs, four titles and a Finals MVP joining Jordan, LeBron, Magic, Kareem and Duncan. And we believe those first four… are on Mount Rushmore. He will join that group, a very very elite group.”
GSW will host the Boston Celtics at Chase Center, San Francisco on Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.