Before Stephen Curry’s rise, the title of the best point guard in NBA history often revolved around two names: Magic Johnson and John Stockton. Johnson, a Lakers legend, won five NBA championships and played a pivotal role in reviving the NBA with his historic rivalry against Larry Bird.
On the other hand, John Stockton, despite never winning a championship due to the dominance of Michael Jordan, left a significant mark on the game. He holds the record for the most assists and steals in NBA history, underscoring his immense impact on the sport.
Stephen Curry represents a new era of point guards. Renowned as the greatest shooter of all time, his precision from beyond the arc and exceptional ball-handling skills set him apart. His recent performance of 26 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists marked his 325th career game with at least 25 points and 5 assists.
The achievement surpasses the combined tally of Magic Johnson and John Stockton, who had 280 games with similar statistics. While the legendary point guards still outshine Curry in certain aspects, it’s anticipated that Curry will surpass them in many more statistical categories by the end of his career.
Last Thursday offered a unique and memorable date, 11/30/23, coincidentally aligning with the jersey numbers of the Golden State Warriors trio: Klay Thompson (11), Stephen Curry (30), and Draymond Green (23).
The Warriors’ marketing team seized this opportunity to honour these key players. Despite the team’s recent struggles and a championship win seeming distant this season, the NBA campaign is warming up with about 20 games played by all teams, leaving ample time before the playoffs commence.