Stephen Curry has been one of the best players in the NBA for a decade now, there is no argument about that. It’s likely that that no one would debate that he has been a top five player during that time either. BUT is he now in the conversation for the greatest player of all time (GOAT)?
The other two players normally in the conversation for the GOAT are Michael Jordan and Lebron James. A quick resume for Jordan is six titles, six NBA Finals MVPs, five regular season MVPs, and 14 All Star selections in 15 seasons. Lebron has four titles so far with three different teams, four NBA Finals MVPs, four regular season MVPs, and 19 All Star selections in 20 seasons.
The resume for Steph Curry is arguably getting towards GOAT status. So far he has four titles, one NBA Finals MVP, two regular season MVPs, and nine All Star selections in 14 seasons. The numbers are impressive but still not as impressive as Jordan or Lebron.
What could elevate Curry into that conversation is if the Warriors win the championship this year and he gets the Finals MVP. Arguably another regular season MVP or two as well may be needed. While four titles is impressive, not being named the Finals MVP in three of them so far hurts him in the GOAT conversation.
Stephen Curry is close to being in the conversation but not quite there yet. He still has a lot of basketball to play in his career though.
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