“Good lord. The delusion is mesmerizing”: Gilbert Arenas’ bold Steph Curry take leaves Warriors fans confused

Gilbert Arenas, a retired NBA star turned media personality, recently appeared on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast, where he made a bold claim about his skills compared to those of Steph Curry.

When asked to rank himself all-time based purely on skill, Arenas chose to stack himself up against Curry through his age-25 season. He even went as far as to say that, during the first few seasons of their respective careers, Curry could not match up to him.

What did Arenas say about Curry?

“If you stop me at 25, Steph ain’t f–king with me,” Arenas said, “You got to stop him at 25, there’s no three championships, there’s only a one-time All-Star. I’m a three-time All-Star, three-time All-NBA player by the age of 25. So, there’s not a lot of us at that age.”

This statement has left many Warriors fans confused and in disbelief. One Twitter user wrote, “Good lord. The delusion is mesmerizing.” While Arenas’ claim does have some merit, considering his impressive three-year run from 2004-05 to 2006-07, during which he was named to three consecutive All-Star and All-NBA teams, it’s hard to argue that he had a better career than Steph Curry overall.

Curry, a four-time NBA champion and widely regarded as the best shooter to ever lace them up, has had a much longer and more successful career than Arenas. However, if both players were frozen at age 25, as Arenas suggested, he may have had a slight edge over Curry.

Arenas was a second-round pick in 2001 by the Golden State Warriors, where Curry has become the organization’s greatest player. After two years in the Bay and winning Most Improved Player in 2003, he went to Washington where he exploded.

Arenas’ claim has also highlighted the different paths that he and Curry took in their careers. While Arenas’ career was derailed by a knee injury towards the end of the 06-07 season, Curry had some well-documented ankle issues at the beginning of his career that limited his production but was able to overcome them and become one of the best players of all time.

Steph Curry: A superstar point guard

Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors superstar point guard, is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and his list of accolades is proof of that. Curry has won three NBA championships, been named the league’s Most Valuable Player twice, and is the all-time leader in three-pointers made in NBA history.

Curry’s impact on the game of basketball cannot be overstated. He has revolutionized the way the game is played, with his long-range shooting ability and incredible ball-handling skills inspiring a new generation of players. In addition to his on-court accomplishments, Curry is also a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, and an advocate for social justice issues.

Steph Curry

Curry’s success on the court has earned him a legion of fans around the world, who admire his hard work, dedication, and humility. His legacy as one of the greatest players in NBA history is secure, and it is clear he will continue to be a major force in the league for years to come.

Tahsin Tahmid

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Tahsin Tahmid is a part of the editorial panel of Sports Zion. As a sports and art-loving person, he has the vision to provide authentic information. Being an optimist, he hopes to bring the world closer by spreading love. The NFL is Tahmid's favorite league, and following it, he is a massive fan of Tom Brady and Joe Burrow. On the other hand, when it comes to the NBA, Tahsin loves watching LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo perform.


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