How was your week

Posted: June 18, 2022 by Sports Time Radio in sports

For the first time since 2018 and the 4th time in 8 years the Golden State Warriors are NBA champions. Golden State closed out their series against the Boston Celtics on Thursday with a 103-90 victory and a 4-2 win in the series.

Now any time a team wins a championship there is a lot of discussion about where they fit all-time. Now it’s clear that this Golden State team that has featured Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green is a dynasty. They’ll go down as one of the best teams of all-time, but where do their players fit in?

While Curry just won his first finals MVP it’s kind of unclear where he’d place among the greatest players of all-time.

Just from watching we all know Curry can shoot and he is probably the best pure shooter to ever play, but in all honestly, I don’t think he’s in the Top 10 players of all-time.

When you start talking about players like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and others it’s difficult to find room for Curry in the Top 10. I didn’t even mention some of the great big men like Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Wilt Chamberlain. I’d have all of these players ranked ahead of Curry as well as players like Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Pete Maravich. That means the highest I could rank Curry would be 10th and there are still players I haven’t brought up that I would put ahead of him. It’s not that Curry isn’t a great player, but there have been many, many great players that have graced the NBA.

While we’re on the topic I’d like to know where you think Curry fits among the all-time greats of the NBA. Would you have him in your Top 10?

Not only did Curry win his 4th NBA title and his first finals MVP award, but yesterday it was announced by Davidson’s athletic director Chris Clune that the school will retires Curry’s #30 on August 31st. Curry will be the first Davison athlete ever to have a number retired.

Not only will Curry have his number retired, but he will also receive his bachelor’s degree. Curry completed his Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology in May but could not attend the commencement ceremony during the NBA playoffs.

There’s also one more award for Curry coming from Davidson. Curry will also be placed in the Davidson athletic Hall of Fame.

Curry is Davidson’s all-time leader in points scored, 3-pointers, free throws, field goals and steals. Curry played at Davidson from 2006 to 2009 and led the Wildcats to an Elite Eight appearance in the 2008 NCAA tournament.

To be fair Davidson has retired six other men’s basketball numbers before Curry’s, but what makes Curry number retirement special is that the school will never allow another player to wear that #30 again.

One of the conditions Curry had to meet to have his number retired by Davidson was to graduate. Davidson only retires number and jerseys of players who have completed their degrees.

It appears as though August 31st will be an exciting day for Curry at his Alma Mata.

Just a reminder that I’m still on Twitter. You can find me on Twitter @Burketime.

Comments
  1. Curry is a fine player, but he certainly wasn’t at his best in the NBA finals. He’s fortunate to be playing in a era that relies heavily on the three point shot.
    MJ vs. Curry? No contest. It’s like a semi-jobber vs. Lou Thesz!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s