PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Even Allen Iverson is an awe of what Stephen Curry is doing.
Iverson, an 11-time all-star and former Philadelphia 76ers MVP, is one of the NBA’s greatest scorers ever. And at 6-foot, 170-pounds, Iverson may be the pound-for-pound greatest scorer ever.
However, over the past two years, the 6-3, 190-pound sniper in Golden State may have stolen that title from A.I. But Iverson himself, probably wouldn’t even argue.
“You know that that guy is here,” Iverson told Brian Seltzer. “He’s incredible. He’s different. He’s different. He’s something we’ve never seen. We’ve never seen this. It’s crazy to me, like just me being the biggest Michael Jordan fan, to see somebody come around like this. I have my idea of me being incredible, you know what I mean? But this dude right here, like it’s different. It’s a whole different monster, as far as his handle and the way he shoots? C’mon. You know you ain’t never seen nothing like this.”
Curry, 28, coming off an MVP and Championship winning season, is somehow having an even better year.
In 63 games, Curry is averaging an NBA-best 30.4 points per game while shooting an unfathomable 51.2-percent from the field, 46-percent from three-point range, and 90.4-percent from the line. Oh yeah, he’s also making over five three’s per game and averaging 5.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists to go along with his 30-plus points per game.
And his team, the defending champion Warriors (60-6), are flirting with breaking the record for greatest regular season record ever.
All we can do is sit back and marvel, including NBA legends like Bubba Chuck.