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Why Ray Allen Rejects Stephen Curry Comparisons

Why Ray Allen Rejects Stephen Curry Comparisons

Ray Allen and Stephen Curry are two of the greatest three-point shooters in NBA history.

As such, over the years, many have taken to comparing them in an attempt to deduce who the top talent truly is.

This week, Allen did an interview during which he addressed this very topic.

Allen’s insights, all things considered, are fascinating.

“People have compared him to myself and to Reggie [Miller] and to other past shooters, great shooters, in the NBA,” Allen told Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area. “But he really – and I’ve said this before – he really operates somewhat in a lane of his own.

“I love Steph because he’s a great dude. He’s a good person. He’s a great family man. I always say that when you watch any sport, you celebrate and cheer for those you know are good people and you want to see succeed and win. It’s hard not to root for Steph. It’s hard not to understand where he comes from and who he is. To be able to see him and celebrate him, it’s not a stretch at all. I’m just happy for him and his family. I’ve known them for forever.”

Interestingly enough, the relationship between Curry and Allen goes way back.

“Steph used to come into Milwaukee when he was younger, him and Seth,” Allen continued. “And George Karl used to let them participate in shootaround. So, they’d come and we’d go through drills and they’d be right there with us. And they’d hold their own.”

Allen holds the current NBA record for most hit three pointers with 2,973. Curry, who has connected on 2,940 threes, will inevitably surpass that this season.

Even though his records are being broken by Curry, Allen seems to be in good spirits about it. It’s a notable shift from the disrespectful way Scottie Pippen talked about Curry and the Warriors last week, that’s for sure.

A lot of legends can’t handle the evolution of the game, but clearly Allen isn’t one of them.

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Jennifer Withers Hoey

Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.

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