Stephen Curry: the greatest disrespected player of all time


Tavian B.

Coming off an incredible 2021-22 season, Stephen Curry’s position as one of the greatest basketball players of all time has come into more question than ever before. Winning his fourth championship and first Finals MVP, fans have begun to speculate if Curry has elevated himself into a top ten player to have ever played the game of basketball. The 6’2” Davidson graduate has been underestimated ever since leaving high school despite averaging 17 points, 7 rebounds and 14 assists his senior year. Despite his incredible stats, his height scared away potential college scouts, leading to him attending Davidson College in his home state of North Carolina. Curry ended his college career averaging 25.3 points off of a 62% true shooting percentage. Once again, despite his incredible numbers, scouts were afraid of Curry’s height and athleticism, leading to him dropping to the seventh spot in the 2009 NBA Draft. Despite the critics, Curry has gone on to become one of the greatest basketball players we’ve ever seen, completely revolutionizing the game with his incredible shooting ability. Earlier this year, Curry broke the all time NBA record for career three pointers, currently having 3117 made threes. Along with this, he’s one four championships, two consecutive league MVPS in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, the latter of which was the first ever unanimous MVP, one finals MVP, selected to the NBA 75th anniversary team along with two scoring titles and a steal’s title to his name. Despite all these incredible accomplishments, Curry continues to receive criticism from fans and analysts alike. However, it seems with his latest victory, people have finally begun to give some thought to a burning question. Is Stephen Curry a top ten player of all time? Though many debates have been had, the answer is still unclear. Certain other questions arise. Who would be out of the top ten? Is Curry better than so-and-so? Ultimately up to personal preference, Curry has cemented himself as a legend within the game of basketball to his friends, family, peers, coaches and fans alike.