Stephen Curry. You know his name, and by now you know his game.
Whether you agree that Stephen Curry is the best player in basketball right now is beside the point. The data proves his dominance night in and night out.
However, clips like the one below place Stephen Curry in a world of his own. This isn’t human.
The kid has made more three pointers than four current NBA teams.
He shoots from wherever he wants on the court and usually makes anything he throws up. No player has put on such a statistically prolific show like Stephen Curry.
He has the highest value over replacement player in the entire NBA which means no player is more valuable when on the court than Stephen Curry.
Which is crazy seeing as most of his points come in the first two quarters since he usually sits during the fourth quarter during blow outs.
He was taken 7th in the 2009 NBA Draft. You’re probably wondering which six teams didn’t take Curry and who they took instead.
1 — Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
2 — Hasheem Thabeet (Memphis Grizzlies)
3 — James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder)
4 — Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings)
5 — Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves)
6 — Jonny Flynn — (Minnesota Timberwolves)
He also has the highest Player Efficiency Rating (35.40) through 11 games of any player in the history of basketball.
The top five after Steph? Yea, the list is impressive:
Wilt Chamberlain in 1963: 31.80
Michael Jordan 1988: 21.70
LeBron James in 2009: 31.70
Michael Jordan in 1991: 31.60
Will Stephen Curry continue to put up these record breaking numbers for an entire 82 game schedule?
Only time will tell. We’ll be watching, Steph.