Why Scottie Pippen thinks there never will be another Steph Curry

Why Scottie Pippen thinks there never will be another Steph Curry

Players like Steph Curry don't come around very often.

The Warriors' superstar point guard changed how the game of basketball is played. No longer is the 35-foot 3-pointer a bad shot. Not after Curry has been able to hit shots from all over the floor with deadly accuracy.

Curry's meteoric rise to the top of the basketball world has come with three NBA titles, two MVP awards and surefire spot on Springfield, Mass.

While there have been countless superstars throughout the course of NBA history, Curry finds himself in rarified air as one of the legends who never will be duplicated. 

Scottie Pippen, who won titles alongside Michael Jordan, knows a thing or two about that level of greatness, and he doesn't believe the world will ever see another player like Curry.

"I think this is truly a one-off," Pippen said on ESPN's "The Jump." "Unless he can force his son to go after his records, no one is even going to have the DNA to even think about trying to capture this. It's amazing, you look at how this kid shoots the ball from behind the 3-point line, he shoots it like it's a layup. There's no restriction. He's been a game-changer.

"You look at his threes attempted compared to Ray Allen, and Ray Allen was probably getting three to five a game, whereas Steph is probably getting 10 to 15 a game. So, I don't see any players in the league that can really change this landscape unless him and Klay get on separate teams."

No arguments here.

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With Kevin Durant no longer in the picture, Curry will look to remind everyone why he won back-to-back MVP awards and universally is considered one of the best players of all-time. 

The new-look Warriors will need MVP Curry to return if they are to be a threat in the stacked Western Conference.

I expect Curry to be beyond great this season. He hasn't shown any reason to believe otherwise.

Why Mychal Thompson was nervous for Klay's first game vs. Kobe Bryant

Why Mychal Thompson was nervous for Klay's first game vs. Kobe Bryant

Klay Thompson is just about the most cool, calm, collected player in the NBA. He never gets rattled and he's never nervous.

But Klay's dad Mychal is a different story.

The elder Thompson posted a photo on Twitter on Monday from Klay's very first game against Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, and he revealed that he was nervous to watch his son face his idol.

Mychal said he was nervous because of the way Kobe treated rookies he faced. In that game, on Jan. 6, 2012, Bryant 39 points, seven assists and four rebounds in the Lakers' 97-90 win over the Warriors.

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Klay, in just his seventh career game, scored 14 points off the bench.

Born in Los Angeles, Klay grew up worshipping the late Bryant. Just this week, the Warriors star stopped by Staples Center to pay his respects to Bryant and his daughter Gigi, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.

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Based on the photo of Klay guarding Kobe eight years ago, it doesn't look like the 2011 No. 11 overall draft pick was nervous at all.

Steph Curry says NBA players upsetting President Trump doing 'right thing'

Steph Curry says NBA players upsetting President Trump doing 'right thing'

Steph Curry isn't able to peacefully protest in Orlando, Fla., but he's proud of what his NBA peers are doing with their platform.

Throughout the NBA restart at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, entire teams have taken a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest racial and social injustices. Players are wearing social justice messages on their uniforms. They are using their Zoom conference calls with reporters to call for equality and for the Louisville police officers who shot Breonna Taylor to be arrested.

In particular, United States President Donald Trump has taken exception to NBA players kneeling during the national anthem, stating that he's turning off games because of the action.

But Curry believes if NBA players are angering President Trump, their message is the right one.

“My barometer is always, if the current president is upset about something that somebody’s speaking out on, then you’re probably saying the right thing," Curry told The New York Times' Marc Stein on Monday. "Whether they’ve knelt, or sacrificed an interview to talk about Breonna Taylor, or whatever’s important, they’re talking about it and they’re backing it up with action.”

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James spoke to reporters last week about President Trump turning off NBA games because players are kneeling.

"I really don't think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game," James said last Wednesday. "And that's all I got to say."

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Curry, LeBron and the rest of the NBA community understand what they are trying to accomplish with their actions and words. They are making a push for justice and equality in society. They are not concerned with President Trump's opposition.

And as Curry indicated, if the current president opposed what they are doing, they should keep doing what they are doing.