Shaquille O'Neal explains what makes Stephen Curry so unique
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Shaquille O'Neal says there is "no one like Stephen Curry" and that's what makes the Golden State Warriors star very unique. Curry, who won his fourth NBA ring this past season, is widely considered as the greatest shooter in NBA history.
Curry transcended the game with his shooting and he is the one that is getting credit for players now shooting threes well beyond the arc. Curry showed that it is possible to shoot threes even when one is well beyond the three-point line.
O'Neal, who is considered as the most dominant center physically-wise, says Curry is alone in his category. "Because there’s no one like him," O'Neal told UPROXX. "People remember Shaq, there was no one like him. He’s one of those players — Mike, Kobe, LeBron, nobody like them.
He has his own category: Best shooter ever. Not one of the best shooters, not Ray Allen, not Reggie Miller, he is the best shooter ever. I’m in a category, but there’s another name that you have to mention: Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O’Neal, the most dominant ever.
I’m fine with that. But in his category, he’s by himself. Greatest player ever, 10 people in that category."
O'Neal: Nobody is even close to Curry in that category
"So, the fact that he has his own category and nobody’s even close, and nobody’s even coming close, that should tell you a lot.
Then if you look at him, he still looks like a little kid. That’s what amazes me the most — Jordan was big, Kobe was big, Bron is big. If you saw Steph in the grocery store and you didn’t know who he was, you’d just think he was a regular guy food shopping.
And so the fact that he plays and dominates all those big guys, I’m amazed by that, he can just get his shot off anytime. I love that, I’m jealous of that, I wish I could shoot like that." Going into the 2022/23 season, O'Neal said that he is excited about seeing if the Warriors can repeat as champions.
The Warriors weren't really considered among top favorites for the NBA title last season, but they went out and won it all. Now, the Warriors are again getting their respect as many have them as legitimate NBA title contenders for the next season.