Following NBA players on Twitter is kind of an adventure. JaVale McGee retweets all his own tweets, Iman Shumpert talks almost solely in the third person…you get the idea.
While some guys are hit and miss on that social media outlet, Jamal Crawford is usually hit. He answers fan questions, comments on articles that come his way, and is just generally a good dude. Occasionally, he even provides a little gem like this. Check out Jamal Crawford going all Babe Ruth on Twitter (could you imagine Babe Ruth on Twitter? “Just ate 6 hot dogs. Ready to play!”) by calling his own shot last night:
Stephen Curry has reached the transcendent point in his career. We’re now talking about if he has passed LeBron James as the best player on the planet (he has), and we’re starting to think about his legacy as the perfect point guard for a modern NBA small-ball, space-and-pace offense. Plus he’s just a joy to watch play.
“I don’t know – it’s a chicken and egg kind of conversation,” Curry said while laughing.
“We both have a creative style, a feel when you are out on the pitch or the court. I’m trying to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain flair to my game and that’s definitely the style Messi has when he is out there in his matches.”
I love Curry, but Messi is the bigger international star.
But I love the comparison in terms of the must-watch nature of the two stars, the flair in their games, the sense that you have to keep an eye on them at all times because the spectacular could happen any time they touch the ball. When the ball comes to them, everybody leads forward in their chairs. That is the sign of a real superstar.
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