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Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas made a bold statement by asserting that Steph Curry and Nikola Jokic are not generational talents.

Arenas, known for his outspoken opinions, argued that generational talent is defined by unique physical attributes, citing players like Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, and rising prospect Victor Wembanyama.

In his podcast, Gil’s Arena, Arenas expressed his view, stating, “Steph [Curry] is not a generational talent… Generational means you can’t mimic it… Can you mimic Magic Johnson? Six-nine point guard with that vision… You can’t mimic Shaquille O’Neal’s body. You can’t mimic f*cking LeBron James. You can’t mimic Victor Wembanyama… Physical traits is generational… [Nikola] Jokic is not a generational talent.”

While Curry and Jokic are undoubtedly among the elite players in the league, Arenas believes their skills can be replicated, unlike those of truly generational talents.

Curry, known for his revolutionary shooting and ball-handling, has transformed the game with his range and off-the-dribble wizardry.

On the other hand, Jokic, a unique talent at his size, is renowned for his exceptional passing and versatile scoring ability as a center.

Despite their incredible success and impact on the game, Arenas suggests that their skills lack the distinctive physical traits characteristic of generational talents.