LeBron James is popularly known to be the ideal candidate when you are in search of a player who can elevate teammates. But when it comes to "street fighting," it seems like Stephen Curry is the man to call.
The Golden State Warriors outrightly dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth quarter during their matchup. It ended 36-8 in the quarter, with Steph registering 20 points to will the Warriors to a victory from a 13-point deficit.
That performance inspired a reaction from teammates, as Juan Toscano-Anderson was amazed by Curry's brilliance. When asked during the post-game press conference what it felt like for him playing with Steph, he said:
"I used this comparison maybe last year, but it's like you getting into a street fight, and you gat Mike Tyson on your side. Like of course you're gonna have all the confidence in the world."
He went on to make bold assertions, stating that Steph is the greatest player in the world.
"I said this before the season started, I think Steph Curry is the best basketball player in the world. So, when you got him in your team, that gives you all the confidence."
Eventually, he answered the original question:
"It's a lot of fun. It's fun watching him, it's fun playing with him. He makes the game so much easier. He makes the game a lot of fun."
Curry is currently playing at an incredible level, which is why it is understandable that fans and players alike are in awe of his performances. He is the top scorer in the league so far, averaging 29.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.7 steals.
As a result of his brilliance, the Warriors sit atop the Western Conference standings with a 13-3 record. They will make one more stop at Detroit on their four-game road trip before returning to Chase Center.