Los Angeles Clippers star forward Paul George is widely considered to be one of the best two-way players in the NBA, as he can dominate on both sides of the basketball floor.
Although George is one of the elite defenders in the game, he still stood no chance against the best shooter in league history, with Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry dropping 50 points on him during a game last season.
George isn’t the only great defender in the league that hasn’t had an answer for Curry, as the four-time NBA champion has torched a lot of great players in the past and will likely continue to do that in the future as he keeps going strong at 35 years old.
On Podcast P with Paul George, the Clippers star talked about having the assignment to guard Curry on a night that he got red hot against Los Angeles and how the game plan for guarding the superstar changed quickly.
"He went off for 50 against us this season. But I thought I was going to lock him up that game… Whatever our game plan was, we was scratching that sh*t by middle of the first quarter."
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Stories of Curry cooking defenders seem to happen on a regular basis these days, even though the Warriors superstar isn’t getting any younger and plays a position that requires elite speed, quickness, and shooting ability.
With Curry still playing MVP-caliber basketball, there’s no telling when the future Hall of Famer will start to slow down and make it easier on defenders like George, as he may be able to do this into his 40s if he continues to take care of his body the way he does.
During the 2023-24 NBA season, Curry will be at it again with a new-look squad, as he, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Chris Paul try to get the best of the competition in the Western Conference.NEXT: DeMarcus Cousins Shares Concerns On Chris Paul Helping The Warriors