Stephen Curry not in the class of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or Magic Johnson

As for Stephen Curry, whom Tatum is playing against in the NBA Finals right now, Tracy McGrady seems to think his legacy would be helped quite a bit if he wins another ring given the circumstances of his other three titles. “That’s a tough question,” McGrady said when asked where Curry ranks all-time. “Because he has his career individually and with what he’s accomplished with his team is tough. Because you’ve gotta think, he won a championship, right, against LeBron [James] that didn’t have Kyrie [Irving], that didn’t have Kevin Love. He didn’t win the [Finals] MVP, right? Then he loses a 3-1 lead to LeBron, gets KD, KD comes and wins two championships, so that gives Steph three championship but KD wins the two MVPs, right?
Source: Chase Hughes@NBC Sports

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Warriors’ pre-draft workout shocked Anthony Edwards, who got an early taste of what makes Stephen Curry great PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Tracy McGrady sees two future NBA stars in the 2022 draft and one might be on the board when the Wizards are picking.… – 3:38 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry and Jordan Poole put on a show from long distance at practice in Boston.… – 12:55 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Stephen Curry getting up shots in Boston: PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
new @SInow: on how steph curry has cracked a celtics defense that’s great at making the world’s best players feel uncomfortable, and what adjustments boston can make to turn things around… – 10:48 AM

Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
There are two very interesting prop bets on the board for #NBAFinals Game 3. One involves Marcus Smart of #Celtics. One involves Steph Curry and Klay Thompson of #Warriors. Both have very large payoffs:… – 10:11 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
on steph curry vs. boston’s defense:… – 8:59 AM

Rob Mahoney @RobMahoney
The Warriors even came up the Finals by giving up what they wanted for the sake of what worked. On Stephen Curry, and the power of simplicity:… – 8:58 AM

SiriusXM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Steph Curry and the Warriors get ready for Game 3 against the Celtics in Boston on Wednesday
@TerminateRadio is not buying the criticism towards Steph Curry for not winning an #NBAFinals MVP yet PM

Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
Steph Curry scoring as the PNR ball handler in playoff series since 2015. PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I wrote on Stephen Curry, who is hushing any lingering doubts about his defense:… – 9:24 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
What can the Celtics do to try to stop Steph Curry?
@Kevin O’Connor and @ChrisVernon discuss on #TheMismatch: PM

Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
3 players had their teams averaging over 1 Points per Chance in the PnR against these 4 different coverage types- Blitzes, Soft (Drop), Switches and Up To Touch (Drop at the level). The 3 players (minimum 500 picks):
Steph Curry
Jordan Poole
Donovan Mitchell- 5:23 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Steph Curry is one of four players in NBA history with more than 100 career assists, 100 rebounds and 40 made three-pointers in the NBA Finals.
The other three are:
LeBron James,
Kobe Bryant,
Michael Jordan- 3:11 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
“(My position) is going to change day-to-day, what I’m asked to do.” – Potential top pick Chet Holmgren sits down with @Stadium about playing 1 through 5 in NBA, strengthening body, Nowitzki/McGrady/Olajuwon/Kobe role models, possibly reuniting with Jalen Suggs in Orlando, more. AM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Darvin Ham’s gravitas was on full display in his intro press conference on Monday.
On Ham’s offensive principles, convincing Russell Westbrook to adjust, getting more out of Anthony Davis, reducing LeBron’s workload, what he learned from Kobe and more:… – 12:14 AM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
“We’re talking about KD status.”
I asked Tracy McGrady how good Jayson Tatum can be. He said he can reach the level of Kevin Durant.… – 5:57 PM

jorge sierra @hoopshype
Michael Jordan was the leading scorer in 97.3 percent of the playoff series he played (all but one).
Allen Iverson is the one who comes closest to that mark… at 78.6 percent ?… – 5:01 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Michael Jordan fired the last coach apparently because of the team’s defensive deficiencies. Who worse to hire than Mike D’Antoni!! Mitch Kupchak must be under agent Warren LeGarie’s spell; as Lakers’ GM, he hired D’ANT who was abject failure & quit…4 second time—see NYK – 4:29 PM

mike trudell @LakersReporter
Darvin Ham spent a lot of time with Kobe when he as an assistant here. Going back and forth with him on the court in workouts, and in the film room:
“Gave me a wealth of confidence in myself as a coach. Kobe was right at the forefront of that in my development as a coach.” – 3:39 p.m.

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
Darvin Ham talked favorably about his relationship with Kobe during two seasons as a Lakers assistant coach (2011-13).
Ham said his confidence as a coach increased because he could go “back and forth with [Kobe]…and then have him double back and tell me I was right.” – 3:35 PM

ryan ward @RyanWardLA
Darvin Ham on Kobe: “We spent a lot of time together on the practice floor. … If I can go back and forth with him … It just gave me a wealth of confidence.” – 3:33 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Caught up with #NMState star Teddy Allen after today’s #Pacers workout. He’s projected as a second-round pick in the #NBADraft:
“I used to pretend to be Kobe, Deron Williams, LeBron, out there in the driveway. … It’s a dream to see yourself become what you always wanted to be.” PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on Mike D’Antoni joining Kenny Atkinson for Charlotte’s final round of coaching interviews with owner Michael Jordan: – 12:16 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
As the franchise’s coaching search nears an end, the Charlotte Hornets are set to bring Mike D’Antoni to meet with owner Michael Jordan later this week, sources tell ESPN. D’Antoni will follow Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson, who’s expected to meet with Jordan on Tuesday. – 11:16 AM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Steph Curry is the most underrated Finals player ever: 47, 38, 37, 37, 34, 34, 34, 34, 33, 32, 32, 31, 30, 29-25 (9x)
Higher Finals scoring average than Kobe, Kareem, Wilt, Bird, Dirk, Duncan, Baylor
Most Threes All-Time
Most Threes Series
Most Threes Game
Most Threes Quarter – 11:45 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
#NBAFinals Game 2
–Michael Jordan Poole
– Celtics role players Jekyl & Hyde
– Celtics turnovers deep dive
– Jayson Tatum’s historic night
–Draymond Dilemma
– 5 Big Questions
Join us!⬇️… – 10:41 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Who’s got the best sneakers of #NBAFinals Game 2?
@JaysonTatum in the “No Guac” AJ 36
@Stephen Curry in the @EatLearnPlay Curry 4 Flowtro
@Draymond Green in the “Money Green” BB Jet
@JaylenBrown in the Kobe 6 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
It’s kind of funny to see Kobe fans upset over Jayson Tatum’s methods to honor his idol when Jordan fans did the same thing with Kobe when he made his first Finals runs. Whether you find it contrived or corny, respect the kid for finding his muse. Let’s see where it takes him. – 7:44 PM

More on this storyline

Whether you want to call it a dynasty or not…when you talk about the Warriors, a lot of people like to go back to the Lakers and their three-peat in the early 2000s, and obviously the Bulls and their six titles. Do you think the Spurs get overlooked in that conversation? Tony Parker: “To a certain extent. But in the world of basketball, everybody knows we had an unbelievable run, maybe one of the best runs in 20 years in the NBA, if you look at playoffs and all that kind of stuff and all the success we had over the years. I understand that we talk about the Bulls, Lakers, Celtics, Warriors — it doesn’t bother me because when I go home, I have my four rings too. So, I will put them against anybody.” -via For The Win / June 8, 2022

“We know Steph is like the 3-point God. But when it comes to putting him with [Michael Jordan] and these guys that won that level of championships; Kobe [Bryant] and Magic Johnson, I don’t know where to rank him. I know he’s pretty high. But I think those guys are in a different class than Steph Curry based off of [all of that]. They’re on championship teams. KD came and joined the Warriors and became the best player and helped Steph win two more championships. But Steph wasn’t the best player on that team.” -via NBC Sports / June 8, 2022

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