Andre Iguodala says he thinks Stephen Curry is the second-best NBA player ever
- Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala called Stephen Curry the second-greatest NBA player ever.
- In an INSIDER poll conducted in March, an overwhelming majority of Americans chose Michael Jordan as the NBA "G.O.A.T." followed by LeBron James. Only 2% of Americans voted Curry as the greatest.
- Curry already boasts a strong resume and has the chance to add to it, meaning more people may echo Iguodala's thoughts down the line.
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In the mind of Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, there should be another player in the conversation for the NBA's greatest player of all-time: Stephen Curry.
Iguodala told The Athletic's Marcus Thompson that he considers Curry, his teammate, the second-best player ever (presumably behind Michael Jordan).
"I think he's the second best ever," Iguodala told Thompson. "I always thought that about him. I knew but other people didn't know."
According to Thompson, the Warriors' resilience in that series helped shape their dynasty, as they knew they could truly compete for a championship thereafter.
In an INSIDER poll of 1,082 Americans in March, 66% of responded chose Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all-time. LeBron James finished second, with 10.4% of respondents choosing him as the "G.O.A.T." Curry did make it on the list, though only 2% of people chose him.
Iguodala could be choosing Curry as No. 2 for political reasons, but Curry boasts a strong resume, and it should continue to grow. He is already a three-time NBA champion, two-time MVP (including the first-ever unanimous MVP), six-time All-Star, and five-time All-NBA team member. He's also on pace to become the NBA's all-time leader in three-point percentage.
However, surely, fans of James would argue that James' resume now (three championships, four MVPs, 15 All-Stars, and 14 All-NBA teams) is a bit stronger at the moment.
As Thompson outlined in his story, Curry has racked up plenty of memorable playoff moments over the course of the Warriors' five-year run.
With the chance to continue add more moments and achievements to his resume, perhaps more people will soon echo Iguodala's opinion.