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Steph Curry is one of the best players in the NBA and one of the best shooters of all time. According to Austin Reaves, the four-time NBA champion is the most difficult player to guard because the referees protect him so much.

He says that the league wants Curry to shoot as many shots as possible and that is why he is protected by the officials from even getting touched by his opponents.

Via Joey Linn of Sports Illustrated:

Golden State Warriors superstar is undoubtedly one of the NBA’s toughest covers, but Minnesota Timberwolves guard Austin Rivers believes he gets help from the refs. When asked on a recent podcast episode who the toughest cover in the NBA is, Rivers said Steph Curry, but for an interesting reason. “Steph,” Rivers said. “It’s not even close… you can’t touch him, they give him every f-ucking call, they set illegal screens for him the entire game… they don’t call it cause they want to see him shoot.”