Stephen Curry is on the verge of taking his legacy to even greater heights than he has already achieved in his stellar career so far. The Golden State talisman is in the NBA Finals waiting to take on the Boston Celtics to claim his 4th championship with the team and potentially even his maiden Finals MVP trophy.
Curry's ability to shoot and space the floor while drawing defensive attention makes him a focal point of the Warriors' success and recently there has been a lot of talk about where another title would put him in terms of the all-time conversation.
And while many are focused on what comes after a potential win for Steph, Vince Carter explained the difference that Curry will make in pure basketball terms during these Finals. Carter has always been a huge fan of Curry, having complimented him in the past:
"Steph is an unselfish superstar, and he's willing to put the ball in the hands of the hot player or the guy who is going or get guys going and that's one of the things that's great about him is that Steph does not need to have the ball to be effective."
"His ball movement, his ability to move off the screens and say yes they switch and everything, but you have to have once again the defensive discipline, cause once again when Steph Curry is running off a high double screen or a low baseline screen."
"Well, guess what? Eyes are following him, points switching sometimes and your attentions there and you can run action for Jordan Poole or Klay Thompson on the other side because of the defense has to pay attention to him."
Curry won the Western Conference Finals MVP after an excellent series against the Dallas Mavericks in which he hit several huge shots, becoming the first player to claim that honor. His unselfishness is perhaps what has cost him some Finals MVPs in the past, but now it seems like he has the perfect opportunity to shut up any remaining doubters once and for all.