Programming note: Watch the NBA Finals pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m., streaming live on the MyTeams app.
Steph Curry was absolutely incredible in the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The two-time NBA MVP averaged 36.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists, while shooting 47 percent overall and 42.6 percent from 3-point territory (and he went 30-for-32 from the free throw line).
“I think he’s the second best ever,” Andre Iguodala told Marcus Thompson of The Athletic on Monday night. “I always thought that about him. I knew, but other people didn’t know."
Wait. Second best player of all-time, or second best point guard?
“He’s the second-best ever.” — Andre Iguodala— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) May 21, 2019
To be clear, Andre was calling Curry the second-best point guard ever. Which is why no one is surprised by another Curry playoff moment. https://t.co/GLLR9XaSxS
This is the second time the 2015 NBA Finals MVP has made the declaration.
Iguodala first let his opinion be known back on March 2 after the Warriors beat the 76ers in Philadelphia.
“He won’t ever get (respect),” Iguodala told reporters. “It’s just what it is sometimes. But when you sit down have serious conversations ... he’s the second-best point guard ever."
To who? Iguodala made it clear that he thinks Magic Johnson holds down the top spot.
“Every day, he texts me when I wake up in the morning and tells me that same comment,” Curry said of Iguodala. “I got some work to do to get to No. 1, apparently.”
Curry -- who is only 31 years old and showing no signs of slowing down -- has won three NBA titles and might add a fourth to his resume in a couple of weeks. He is a two-time MVP and the only unanimous winner in the history of the league.
Magic won five rings, three NBA Finals MVPs and three regular season MVPs.
Curry does have some work to do to leapfrog Magic.
Doubt him at your own peril...