Curry overrated as a scorer?!?
You have got to be freaking kidding me!!!
Curry is averaging 30.7 Points Per Game this season, while shooting 52% from the Field, 46% from Threes, 91% from the Line. If he keeps it up, he will be the FIRST PLAYER IN NBA HISTORY TO HAVE A 50-40-90 SEASON WHILE AVERAGING OVER 30.0 PPG!!!
That has never been done before!! Not even Larry or Michael ever did that!!! And that guy is only turning 28 years old in March!! He still has the best 4-5 years of his career ahead of him, so if he stays healthy and continues to improve chances are he could do it multiple times!!
Also, it isn't just 3s that Curry is deadly, he's among the league leaders in points in the paint, so he can attack the rim just as well as he can shoot the three.
And maybe you're forgetting that A.I. played well over 40+ minutes a game, and Curry is not even averaging over 36.
Also, A.I. missed a lot more than he made.
Let's take a look at the 2 players head to head by comparing, say: A.I.'s MVP year vs Steph this year.
Allen Iverson 2000-2001:
31.1 PPG 3.8 RPG. 4.1 APG. 2.5 SPG. 42 Minutes. 42% from the Field. 32% from Three. 81% from the Line.
Stephen Curry 2015-2016:
30.7 PPG 5.3 RPG 6.6 APG 2.1 SPG 34 Minutes 52% from THE field 46% from Three. 91% from the Line.
Curry's career percentages from the field are also considerably higher than A.I.'s
Curry may not have scored as much as A.I. did back in the day, but when Curry does score, he makes it count and gets results, just like he made it count and got results last night against the Thunder in overtime.
Sorry, but A.I. is not better than Curry
I don't like blindly holding up stats as an absolute very much. Context is always important. Yeah, it's great that Curry might have a 50-40-90 season but it in no way means it would necessarily be a better season than that of someone who was better in other ways. Jordan could change a game on defense alone when he wanted, Bird was one of the best passers in the league while playing small forward, and Tim Duncan went for wins instead of stats.
This is especially true with Iverson when he was in Philly. He was the only scoring option on a team built around defense. He had to play long minutes because his team needed him pretty much all the time, and he was always banged up. I'm not saying that if you put Curry on those 76ers it would be the same result, no one knows the answer to that, but I'm willing to bet that his numbers would go down across the board.
So, yeah, stats are awesome but, without context, they're just numbers.