Greg Anthony, a former New York Knicks point guard who shone in college at UNLV, offered a bold take on today’s NBA players Monday after Stephen Curry scored 50 points in the series clincher. of the Golden State Warriors against the Sacramento Kings. .
Anthony tweeted that this generation of players is the best to ever play in the NBA.
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«I talked about this a while ago and people lost their minds! The best players to ever play the game of basketball are playing now! There are those who have more accomplishments, have more awards, and we just can’t.» understand that they are not the best,» wrote Anthony.
Anthony, who is also a commentator for Turner Sports, played in the NBA from 1991 to 2002, right around the time Michael Jordan was dominating the game and the San Antonio Spurs launched their own dynasty in the late 1990s with David Robinson and Tim. Duncan and the Los Angeles Lakers rose to fame with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.
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Curry and LeBron James are among the current players who have dominated professional basketball since 2010. Each player has four NBA championships. James won three of his four titles with three different teams, including the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Lakers.
James is also the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
Outside of Curry and James, there are still several young stars who are reaching their prime. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a two-time MVP winner and has a championship with the Milwaukee Bucks. Nikola Jokic is a two-time MVP winner and has the Denver Nuggets atop the Western Conference. Joel Embiid has been terrific for the Philadelphia 76ers and could win his first MVP in a matter of days.
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The upcoming swath of talent is also expected to make an impact, including Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson.