It’s not a secret that Stephen Curry’s offensive prowess has been the main reason why the Golden State Warriors have been able to become a dynasty.
Curry is an unstoppable force moving all over the court, making constant cuts, roaming all around the perimeter, going over and under screens, and just dizzying and exhausting whoever got the impossible task of chasing him around.
Things don’t get much better or easier when he’s got the rock in his hands.
He’s got some of the best handles in the history of the game, some sweet moves, and the quickest trigger this league has ever seen.
That’s why Los Angeles Lakers youngster Austin Reaves had no choice but to tip his hat off to the two-time MVP, going on record on Matt Barnes’ and Stephen Jackson’s ‘All The Smoke’ to say that guarding Steph is ‘honestly, hell.’
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Reaves praised Curry’s remarkable offensive traits, as he suffered it firsthand when he had to check him multiple times in the playoffs.
Curry’s preparation and work ethic is second to none.
Even other NBA players have a hard time keeping up with his drills and workouts, and it seems like he just never runs out of gas.
Add some flawless shooting mechanics and physical traits to that mix, and you have yourself an offensive juggernaut not many players have been able to crack defensively thus far.
But props to Reaves for at least trying and embracing the challenge of checking one of the greatest scorers this game has ever seen.NEXT: MLB Insider Gives Update On Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes