Steph Curry is top 10-15 NBA player all time, Jamal Crawford believes

Crawford believes Steph is a top 10-15 player all time originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Steph Curry's standing among the greatest players in NBA history continues to fluctuate, depending on the pundit and the day.

And former NBA guard Jamal Crawford happened to be that pundit Tuesday in the latest episode of Showtime Basketball's "What's Burnin'."

"So all-time great players, because his book is still being written, but I would say he's somewhere in the top -- without thoroughly thinking about it, somewhere in the top 10 or 15 right now, I would say for sure," Crawford told Rachel Nichols. "When he wins another championship, he goes even higher, only continues to eclipse.

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"He may end somewhere really, really high. But he's still got four or five years at this level."

After Curry led the Warriors to their fourth championship in eight years and won his first NBA Finals MVP, the 35-year-old rapidly began to ascend the list of greatest players of all time.

Before Game 5 of Golden State's first-round NBA playoff series against the Sacramento Kings, Draymond Green claimed Curry leapfrogged LeBron James and Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all time because of his unwavering confidence.


Considering Curry continues to make history on the hardwood, especially in the playoffs, it makes sense why Green considers Curry to be the greatest of all time.

Along with Curry's on-court exploits, Nichols also noted that any GOAT ranking has to include Curry's impact on the game of basketball as a whole.

Though he might not be a high flyer like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant or as powerful as LeBron James, Curry changed basketball with his incredible shooting. That was a point Crawford agreed with.

"You're absolutely right," the former NBA guard continued. "His story, he might be, I'm just thinking off the top, and I've seen a lot of old school guys, obviously from the Kareem's and Magic's and Kobe's and all those guys. So he may end up right there with everybody else."


Finally, because Curry still is playing at an elite level at 35, Crawford says it's hard to pinpoint exactly where he would land on the list of greatest players of all time and would rather push that conversation for when the two-time NBA MVP hangs up his sneakers.

"So it's like, Yeah, alright, we'll keep going and we'll talk about it at the end of the day.' But he already is top 10 to 15 -- he has to be," Crawford concluded.

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While some believe Curry could push James off the NBA's Mount Rushmore if the former wins another championship, it's clear those around the NBA finally are beginning to realize just how special Curry is.

All that's left is to enjoy watching Curry play at a high level while he can.

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