Stephen Curry is without a doubt a generational talent and throughout his career, he has proved that time after time. Most recently, Curry went into berserk scoring mode as he helped Team LeBron win the 2022 NBA All-Star game.
In the process of doing so, Steph scored 50 points as well, which was more than enough for him to bag the All-Star game MVP award. Looking at Steph completely outplaying everyone on the court, it reignited the debate about Curry's place on the list of best players in NBA history.
Curry's name was present on the list of the NBA Top 75 players, but does he deserve a spot in the NBA top 10 players list? Well, looking at his contributions it shouldn't even be a question.
NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith believes the same as he explained in detail why Steph is a top-10 NBA player in the recent episode of "First Take."
"He’s a 3-time champion, 5 straight trips to the finals, alright, a 2-time league MVP, and oh, by the way, the greatest shooter god has ever created. It ain’t his fault he ain’t 7-1. And when Wilt was playing, he was damn near a foot taller than everybody he was going against. So how do you factor that in?
Steph Curry is 6-3. You got bigger, stronger, faster dudes guarding him all the time and there is nothing they can do about it. The dude is ridiculous.
Steph Curry is a threat the moment he steps past the half-court. Think about that. If you’re a defense, you almost can’t do zone. You almost have to extend yourself and go out and guard him which opens up the floor for everybody else cause this brother can pull up from 40. 40! He does it all the time.
The All-Star Game is great as it was to see. You know what made it fun? How he was turning his back before it went in and stuff like that. That’s all he was doing. But the actual shot itself, no one was surprised. But no one was surprised! This dude pulls up from the logo and you’re going like this ‘ah damn!’"
Recently, Stephen A. has showered Curry with a lot of praise. Smith made the claim that Curry is the face of the NBA, not Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. Many might argue with him about it, but as for Steph's place in the top-10 NBA players list, everyone should be on board with it.
Additionally, the GSW superstar still has a lot of fuel in his tank, so moving forward he will only cement his position on the list.