Steve Nash certainly knows a bit about shooting after his 19 years in the league and his precision as a shooting point guard. Many people have already begun to argue about whether Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter of all time, and Nash has given his input.
The former NBA star played for the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers and he also earned the MVP Award twice in his career, the highly coveted award that Curry won for the first time recently.
Stephen Curry is an elite player that only seems to be getting better and can do just about everything imaginable on the court, making shots that Nash wouldn’t even dream of taking in some cases.
Steve Nash has high praise for the young point guard with a bright future ahead of him saying “Steph takes it to another level. He has no trouble taking a step-back and making it. You add that to all the other shots. It could be a clincher in this game of deciding who’s the best.”
Curry has helped to completely turn around the Golden State Warriors franchise in recent years and this season they had their best record in franchise history. He continues to set and later break his own records with 3-point shooting and will be playing in his first NBA finals in a matter of days.
Clearly it’s not something that can be officially decided, but Nash thinks that Curry may already be the best shooter of all time. When asked about the idea, he said, “The only pause I have is from fear of being ignorant. Am I missing someone? Does he need to play longer or do it longer? Does he have to do it in the playoffs more years? But my first reaction is, ‘Why not?’ He’s as good as anyone I can think of on every level—pure shooting, array of shots, percentage, getting hot, plays to the end—he checks all the boxes.”
As Steve Nash alludes to, there is no other player who has been able to shoot with such ease and accuracy off the dribble and from such a deep range. He continues to impresses fans and critics all the time, and he has an impressive 73.5 percentage on catch-and-shoot jumpers in the playoffs, rising above the pressure.