Charles Barkley Says Steph Curry Is ‘Not A Great Playmaker,’ He’s ‘Just A Great Shooter’
“Hell No.” That’s what Kenny Smith told Dime Magazine when asked if he agreed with Charles Barkley’s thoughts on Steph Curry being “just a great shooter” and not a “great playmaker.”
Here’s an excerpt from Dime’s Q&A with Chuck about the reigning MVP.
But he’s more than a shooter, right? Because he’s –
No. He’s not more than a shooter. He’s just a great shooter.
So, he’s not an incredible playmaker? Doesn’t make the game easier on his teammates? Stuff like that?
I wouldn’t say that. But he’s not a great playmaker. He’s just a great shooter.
You think the dominance that Shaq exhibited in his prime is just an entirely different thing than Steph’s?
What Shaq did, you can’t…I never played against Wilt Chamberlain, but we’ve never had a player like Shaq.
When asked if he thought some people would consider Curry to be unstoppable, Barkley, who said last year a jump shooting team couldn’t win a championship, replied “no” and brought up last week’s game against the Wizards, when John Wall had 41 points and 15 assists against Curry and his 10 turnovers.
Before you Curry fans get too upset with Barkley’s statements at All-Star weekend, when Curry was snubbed from the All-Star game a few years ago, nobody was more vocal about the snub than Barkley.
I’m assuming you still feel the same way about Barkley. Atleast he wasn’t as harsh as he was on the Phoenix Suns last week.