It's not a secret to anybody that Stephen Curry is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He's done enough merits throughout his career in the NBA and is now considered the greatest player in Golden State Warriors history, not to mention the best shooter to ever lace them up.
However, most people tend to forget one thing about Steph: He wasn't born like that. He worked tirelessly on his craft and put himself on the map, as he was never a highly-touted recruit or even attend a top-notch college program.
That, plus his easy-going, down-to-earth personality, are two of the reasons why Curry has been so relatable throughout his journey in the NBA, and a constant name among the best-selling jerseys year after year.
Lonzo Ball Explains Why Stephen Curry Has Been So Successful
Also, that's why his peers respect him so much. Sharpshooting skills aside, his work ethic has made him stand out from the rest of the pack, as New Orleans Pelicans star Lonzo Ball recently admitted:
“Between him (Curry) and Dame (Lillard), they’re probably the toughest two guards you have to face in this league,” Lonzo told ClutchPoints after beating the Warriors. “A lot of credit goes to his conditioning. I don’t think a lot of people talk about it enough. He’s constantly moving. He can shoot it from anywhere. It’s a tough challenge, but you got to step up to the plate and do what you can."
Curry continues to be in human-torch mode as the regular season comes to an end, currently leading the league in total points and points per game despite missing several games with injuries.
The Warriors aren't as strong as they used to be and they're not likely to compete at the highest level this season but one thing's for sure: You never, ever, want to face Stephen Curry in the playoffs.