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Steve Nash says Steph Curry is the greatest shooter in NBA history


As regular-season and postseason three-point records fall and Stephen Curry continues to far outpace the likes of Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, he can’t simply be looked at as the greatest shooter of his generation. There’s a growing case that he’s the greatest shooter in the history of basketball.

That’s certainly the conclusion that many of the all-time greats are coming to. One of the most vocal members of the Curry fan club is the just-retired Steve Nash, himself in that conversation. He had some insights on just what makes Curry so great in a new interview with Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher:

“Steph takes it to another level,” Nash said. “I was able to do it going left and right, and we can both do it at speed, but I was always trying to get to the three-point line. He can do it from deeper and, frankly, I never took a step-back. He has no trouble taking a step-back and making it. You add that to all the other shots. It could be a clincher in this game of deciding who’s the best.”

Bucher’s story also features heavy praise for Curry from the likes of Kiki Vandeweghe and Dana Barros. At age 27, that’s already intimidating company to be in. And if the Warriors prevail in the NBA Finals this month, that’s yet another notch in Curry’s belt. As it is, it’s becoming harder and harder to deny the historical greatness of Curry as a shooter.

Getting pumped for Finals: LeBron’s Top 10 plays from 2014-15 season


There are a lot of reasons, a lot of fascinating matchups that should make this a very entertaining NBA Finals. It’s far more than just Stephen Curry vs. LeBron James.

But watching those two play on the same court is going to be fun.

To whet your appetite, check out LeBron’s best plays from the past season, as compiled by the fine people at NBA.com.

PBT Extra: Finals preview, how good are new and improved Cavaliers?

Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry

The Cleveland Cavaliers are peaking at the right time, having played better in these last 10 games than they have at any point.

But just how good are they really? And can they sustain it?

I’m not sold yet, and so I tell Jenna Corrado my prediction is the Golden State Warriors to win the Finals in six games.

I’m not comfortable picking against LeBron James, but I’m less comfortable picking against a Warriors team that has been the best, most consistent team in the NBA all season. Plus one that has Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Klay Thompson goes through practice, extra workout, will be evaluated for concussion Tuesday

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five

It feels like Klay Thompson is going to be ready to go in Game 1.

His father Mychael was at his usual radio broadcasting job in Los Angeles Monday and said Klay was showing no ill effects from the knee to the head Thompson got from Trevor Ariza in Game 5. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said again on Monday, as he had before, he expects Thompson to play in Game 1.

Thompson went through a full practice with the Warriors Monday, saw the team doctors for an evaluation, and after that was back out on the court for some extra work and shooting drills, reports Monty Poole of CSNBayArea.com.

Still, the Warriors are going to be cautious, reports Marc Stein of ESPN:

Part of this is still the Warriors going through the official league protocol. While the team doctor makes the final call on when Thompson is cleared, he does it in consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, the Director of the NBA’s Concussion Program. Those conversations are likely still taking place.

Because the NBA Finals do not start until Thursday, there is not a lot of pressure on Golden State to try and rush through it.

PBT Podcast: NBA Finals breakdown, predictions

Larry O'Brien trophy

Golden State vs. Cleveland.

Stephen Curry vs. LeBron James.

Who ya got?

In today’s edition of the PBT Podcast, we’ve got PBT’s Kurt Helin and Brett Pollakoff, plus NBCSports’ Dominic Ridgard breaking down the NBA Finals. We talk about the matchups — how does Golden State deal with Tristan Thompson? How much of the small lineups will we see? — as well as all laying out our predictions.

Also, we spend a few minutes talking about the hiring of Alvin Gentry in New Orleans becoming official, as well as the pending hiring of Fred Hoiberg in Chicago.

Listen to the podcast below or you can listen and subscribe via iTunes.