Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will turn 34 years old this NBA season, but judging by his performance during last year’s campaign, his game isn’t slowing down at all.
Curry arguably had his best season ever in 2020-21, and that’s saying a lot for the two-time NBA MVP, who of course won one of those awards by a unanimous vote in 2016. A more recent vote went Curry’s way, too, when a yearly poll of NBA general managers named Curry as the NBA’s best point guard, among other honors.
Curry was named the league’s best point guard, beating out Damian Lillard, the best at moving without the ball, and the best pure shooter. Curry got 90% of the votes in the shooting category, with one vote apiece going to Seth Curry, Durant and Duncan Robinson.
The GMs said Curry is the No. 1 player in the league when it comes to forcing opposing coaches to make adjustments.Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle
That’s got to be sweet for Warriors fans: Curry beat out the Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, who is often compared to Curry, with many NBA observers even saying Lillard is a better player than the Warriors captain. As the San Francisco Chronicle’s Rusty Simmons reports, Curry was also voted the NBA’s best at moving without the ball, the league’s best shooter and the No. 1 player that forces adjustments from the opponent.
Still, the NBA is waiting with anticipation to see if Curry can continue his other-worldly play into his mid-30s. So far, so good, with one massive Warriors campaign on the horizon.