Even if you're not a fan of his, you have to admit that Stephen Curry has changed basketball forever. Some old-school fans may claim he ruined it, while others agree that he's an influential and revolutionary player.
Curry's sharpshooting skills are unprecedented and unmatched. He's the first player that forced his rivals to play defense for 91.68 feet thanks to his ability to pull up from all over the court.
In fact, even the only player that has proven to have his same range - Damian Lillard- acknowledges that he's the best shooter to ever do it.
"I think Steph is the greatest shooter all time," Lillard said on The Dan Patrick Show.
The Portland Trail Blazers star went on to laud his colleague, going as far as to say that he's going to go down as the second-best point guard of all time:
“I think Steph would, you know, it depends on what you’re going off of. You know the quality of the player like if they was to just if you just line these two guys up or what has this person accomplished in their career, and you know Steph has two MVPs, a unanimous MVP, back-to-back titles, three total titles," Lillard said.
“The resume is there so I think if you ask 10 people you know seven of them or eight of them would probably come back and say you know Steph is right behind Magic and the way he’s changed the game um the excitement you know with his style of play," he added.
Lillard said that one of the most impressive things about Curry is that he's not the most athletic guy in the league, and that's why his skill set makes him so unique because no one else his size can do all the things he does:
“I mean, usually when you got an NBA superstar is somebody with you know great gifts. God-given things, 6’6″- 6’7″, super athletic….. Then you have you know guys that just work on it and you know guys who just make themselves what they become and I think that’s what Steph is a product of. A guy that’s 5'9'' or 5'10'' could follow what he does you know and have a chance," he said.
That's a lot of praise coming from one of the most competitive guys around the league, but judging by what we've seen from Steph this season and throughout his career, that's right on point.