Knicks and NBA legend Patrick Ewing believes Golden State’s superstar Stephen Curry occupy the same space as Michael Jordan, when talking about his impact on the game.
Ewing talked to NBC Sports’ Chris Mullin about Stephen Curry surpassing his expectations since he saw him playing against his son in the NCAA.
(via NBC Sports Bay Area):
“Steph, like Michael, changed the game,” Ewing said. “You got guys shooting those deep shots and doing the things that he did. Michael changed it by all the dunking he was doing. Georgetown played [Davidson} and my son was on the team so I went to the game. He kicked our butt.
I still didn’t think he would the player that he became. I take my hat off to him. He’s definitely a student of the game, he’s worked at his craft and he has those guys playing together as a team.”
Despite impacting the game in so many ways so far, Curry has not completed his legacy yet, being at 32 years old. However, his shooting changed the game forever, as almost every player now has to make threes to remain in the league.
After exploding to superstardom helping the Warriors to five consecutive Finals appearances, Curry had to carry a team without Klay Thompson into the playoffs this season.
After Tuesday night’s win over the New York Knicks, the Warriors are 17-15 and in eighth place in the loaded Western Conference.