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Evaluating trendy-day athletes to the celebs of yesteryear is a sports activities custom, however Steve Kerr took that the additional mile Thursday.

In heaping reward upon his level guard Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors coach made two separate comparisons that make clear how Kerr views Curry’s ascension over the previous few years.

“I’ve stated it many occasions, he jogs my memory a lot of Tim Duncan,” Kerr stated, based on ninety five.7 The Recreation’s John Dickinson. “He is acquired this unimaginable package deal of talent, vanity, and humility. That is a bizarre mixture.”

Whereas Duncan and Curry play vastly totally different positions, their affect over their respective championship groups was, and is, unquestioned. When the Warriors rose to prominence in 2014, probably the most automated analogies was to match them to the “:07 Seconds or Much lessPhoenix Suns squads of the mid-2000s, led by Steve Nash.

As such, Kerr reiterated one thing he is stated prior to now, that Curry is a extra bionic model of Nash. “Steph is like Nash on steroids,” the coach stated. “He is quicker and faster and he is capturing from 35 ft as an alternative of 25 ft.”

Whereas Curry stays the Warriors’ catalyst, it is troublesome to see him profitable a 3rd NBA MVP award on a roster that now options Kevin Durant. He is nonetheless in strong aforementioned firm nevertheless – like each Duncan and Nash, accumulating two Maurice Podoloff Trophies.