Earlier in the week I posted that Steph Curry is Perfect for the postseason. Its funny, I think Carmelo is the opposite. Always the #1 option, his individual isolation and always calling his own number i just as much the reason the Knicks won’t win a ring as the Miami Heat.
If you are curious who those top 5 picks are…
1. Lebron james
2. Darko Milicic
3. Carmelo Anthony
4. Chris Bosh
5. Dwayne Wade
Enrolled at Davidson, Steph Curry was the big man on campus. The son of a sharpshooter, he was a giant at the small school. As his career progressed he went from small town giant to big time superstar. In college he single handily carried his squad year in and year out.
One of the things that helped him become a basketball darling inside ACC Country was his ability to shine each time the cameras came on.
As a freshman in the 2006-2007 season he carried the team to the NCAA Midwest Region where they took on the Maryland Terrapins. Davidson lost the game but Curry tallied 30 points in the loss. He kept them in the game as Davidson’s leading scorer and only bright spot. The 12 point loss was a big time accomplishment for the small school but it put Curry on the big stage; a place where he would flourish again in the future.
In the 2007-2008 campaign Davidson opened up the NCAA tourney against Gonzaga. Curry scored 40 leading to the win. Moving on they played Georgetown where he scored 30. Up next was Wisconsin where Curry scored 33. His historic run finally came to an end against Kansas in the Elite Eight as his 25 points weren’t enough to upset the Jayhawks.
That was by far the best run he would have in college and last time he had the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament.
His junior year his team wasn’t able to give him a lot of help but did play in the NIT. In the two games he was able to score 32 and 26.
Throughout his college career he grew in front of our eyes. He carried the Davidson squad and grew into a huge superstar! A certain pro, many questioned that the small guard would struggle and not be able to continue to compete at a high level.
Now in his fourth year in The League, and first post season appearance, he is providing the same NCAA type of magic to the NBA.
Taking on one of the hottest teams of the NBA’s second half, many picked against his Golden State Warriors. He had other things in mind…
In the six games it took to defeat the Nuggets, he scored an average of 24 points per game as he tallied 22, 15, 31, 29, 30, and 19 in each. Steph Curry is once again growing in front of our eyes. The NBA’s leading 3 point shooter in history, he has been a huge bright spot for the Warriors, and is THE reason they were able to advance in this post season.
Up next for the Nuggets are the top seeded Spurs. The Spurs will not overlook this young team but should be able to take care of them. That is, unless Steph Curry can do something special… Something he has done many times before.