Allen Iverson vs. rookie Stephen Curry
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Watching Steph Curry play this season brings back good memories of watching a young skinny lighting quick Iverson with his streetball moves and step back jumper. After every game I convinced myself more and more that Iverson will go down as a great one with one of the best offensive games in history. I find myself saying that with Curry now but unlike AI, I don’t find myself thinking off the court problems, chemistry with teammates and coaches, and image issues will destroy Steph’s career. Actually my thoughts are the complete opposite as I think Curry is one of the “good guys” in the league and will be a player that fans will love and David Stern can equally love.
To share some love for those that David may or may not, let’s go back to December of 2009 when a rookie Stephen Curry had the opportunity to play Allen Iverson during his farewell season in the NBA.
Steph put up a nice stat line of 14 points, 4 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals but only hit 38% of his shots while turning the ball over 4 times and committing 5 fouls. An under control Iverson finished the game with 20 points and connected on 7 of his 10 shots.