33-year old Stephen Curry seems to be getting only better with age. The 2020-21 season was a great year for the 3x NBA champion, averaging 32 PPG. Curry was crowned scoring champion for the second time in his career.
Curry finished 3rd in the race of the 2021 MVP voting race. The superstar was also the ESPY NBA Athlete Of The Year. The former unanimous MVP went on a tear during April and May, breaking several records that include most no of 3-pointers made in a month and becoming the all-time scoring leader in Warriors history.
The 2x MVP has revolutionalized the game of basketball with his ability to shoot long-range shots and be efficient without having the ball most of the time in his hands makes him an all-time great.
Curry's ability to entertain the audience with his flawless shooting and unorthodox style of play truly makes him a generational talent.
According to a recent report in The Athletic, the Golden State Warriors were a part of half the NBA's top 10 viewed games. The play-in tournament being considered as a part of the postseason, the game between the Warriors and the Lakers is the most viewed match.
The Golden State Warriors are no 1 in the NBA in local TV ratings over the just-completed regular season and has some dominant national statistics, too.
The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss broke the numbers down, proclaiming that Curry is the league’s largest draw and “it might not even be close.”
Though there is no doubt that LeBron James contributed to the play-in tournament match between the Warriors and Lakers, the Lakers are in the bottom half of the local-market numbers detailed in the Sports Business Journal’s report.
According to Strauss,
The Lakers’ local numbers last season when James was healthy were 89.9 percent lower than the Warriors’ local ratings this season.
Curry has proved to be the best thing that happened to the Dubs. The baby-faced assassin is truly a generational talent and a treat to watch on television.
The Warriors superstar is the most relatable player when it comes to kids. The current generation lays a lot of emphasis on 3-point shooting and Steph Curry is the reason for this.
In a league where the 3-point shooting was never really the primary part of a player's skill-set, Curry has clearly changed the way the game is played today.