Bobby Marks Says Steph Curry Is The Second-Best Player Ever

ESPN front office expert Bobby Marks is now saying Stephen Curry is the second-best player of all-time. Not LeBron, Magic, Bird, or even Kareem.

The 6-foot-3 long range sniper. Alrighty then.

“I feel that watching him (Curry) during these playoffs and certainly these Finals, LeBron is a great player, but I saw Jordan in his prime in the 90’s. Curry reminds me a lot of that offensively where he’s a threat to beat you in a lot of different ways. And as I’ve said, I think we’ve got three or four more prime Curry. But right now, I’m gonna stick with it…he is the second-best player of all-time,” Marks said.

We think what Bobby Marks was getting to is most influential. That would be accurate. Matter fact, there’s a strong argument that Steph Curry not only is the most influential player ever, but that he’ll never be topped in that department for the rest of time. What other player has influenced style of play the way Curry has? Turn on an NBA game in 2022 and all you see are players of all shapes and sizes trying to prove they’re a threat from beyond the arc. That entire approach stems from the dominance of Stephen Curry that’s irrationally convinced everyone they’re good at shooting.

But this doesn’t mean he’s the second-best player behind Jordan or LeBron. Being up top the GOAT list means you excel at all areas of the sport. Not just mastering the craft in one department like shooting from the perimeter. Jordan, for example, mastered the art of the mid-range jumper the way Curry did from deep, but MJ was also amongst the game’s best at the rim. Defensively, Jordan was one of the NBA’s best on-ball defenders that could get a stop whenever he had to.

We can’t say the same for Steph Curry. He offers acceptable effort that’s useful to the Warriors on defensive — he’s never been feared on that end. Curry is a good passer, not great.

Most say Michael Jordan is their GOAT with some sprinkles of LeBron James of late because both players did everything well. Kareem is another guy that checks just about any box you need. So let’s pipe down about Curry being a top-5 player ever. He’s the best shooter — that’s all the praise he needs.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. He has to be talking influential. I won’t deny that, but there is no way in hell Steph is the second best player of all time. I don’t even have Steph in my top 10. I am taking Hakeem, Dr J and others over Steph Curry.

    • How is he not? 4 Rings with completely different casts now in 3 of them? Lol I thought we determined success in the NBA by how many titles you win and how much of a key factor you were to those titles and let’s be real without Steph Curry the Warriors wouldn’t have any titles in the modern era.

  2. Individually, I think Steph is far out of the GOAT picture, not in the top 5, arguably top 10. Perhaps his value has been more through his magnetism in attracting and cultivating a great team culture, and utilizing them effectively. In that way he compares favorably to guys like Hakeem, Shaq, Duncan, Isiah, Stockton. As a Pistons fan, it breaks my heart to say this but I’d pick him over Zeke; and certainly over Stockton right now, and his career is far from over, so he can pass even more greats before his time is up.

    • Lmfao Isn’t that the entire purpose of having a superstar player so you can just keep adapting the system around him and winning titles??? Instead of backing up the Brinks truck at the behest of your retard in chief Lequeen james? Yet Lequeen is determined to be top 3 all time because of what exactly? Stats?

      • I didn’t mention LeBron, but I do have plenty of respect for his accomplishments and longevity. He just won a title 2 years ago, has 4 championships, 4 Finals MVPs, league MVPs, defensive accolades, so I’d put him up there. I’d also give credit for some of the NBA finals he didnt win because of his individual efforts in getting to the finals, and carrying those teams in those series.

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