Badgered by Shaq, Trae Young says he'll surpass Stephen Curry as shooter within year




 

Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time.

He's also 32. Eventually, someone will surpass the Warriors superstar as the NBA's best current shooter.

Could it be Hawks guard Trae Young, who's famous for his deep range? Appearing on Shaquille O'Neal's podcast, Young said he'd top Curry as a shooter within a year.

The context tells a more-complete story, Shaq and co-host John Kincade pressing Young into a meaningless statement:

Young doesn't lack confidence when asked even neutral questions. By the time Shaq and Kincade applied their pressure, Young's response became meaningless. Young clearly didn't want to say something so bold.

For good reason.

Young shot 36.1 percent on 9.5 3-pointers per game this season, both career highs.

Curry hasn't take so few 3-pointers per game in five seasons. Aside from his five-game season this year, Curry has never shot below 41.1 percent from beyond hte arc.

Eleven years younger than Curry, Young will probably surpass Curry as a shooter at some point. That could be when Curry enters the twilight of his career with Young in his prime. It might not be until Curry retires. But it'll probably happen.

It also probably won't happen soon, as even Young seems to know.

Badgered by Shaq, Trae Young says he'll surpass Stephen Curry as shooter within year originally appeared on NBCSports.com

COMMENTS

More Related News

Gareth Bale uses Steph Curry golf story to defend his playing of sport
Gareth Bale uses Steph Curry golf story to defend his playing of sport

Gareth Bale just wants to play golf on his down time like Steph Curry.

Hey Larry, Call My Play! Twins Marissa and Mikaela perfect the Stephen Curry dribble drill... blindfolded!
Hey Larry, Call My Play! Twins Marissa and Mikaela perfect the Stephen Curry dribble drill... blindfolded!

In this edition of "Hey Larry, Call My Play!" twins Marissa and Mikaela perfect the Stephen Curry dribble drill... blindfolded. Use #abc7callmyplay to be featured!

James Harden better player than Steph Curry, Kendrick Perkins claims
James Harden better player than Steph Curry, Kendrick Perkins claims

We can't even go a holiday weekend without Kendrick Perkins annoying Warriors fans.

Ayesha Curry Shows Off Her Toned Bikini Body in Photos Taken by Husband Steph Curry
Ayesha Curry Shows Off Her Toned Bikini Body in Photos Taken by Husband Steph Curry

Ayesha Curry put her fit figure on display in a green bikini

Warriors
Warriors' Bob Myers says he would "consider" trading draft pick

The Warriors have a 14% chance at the No. 1 pick, a 40.1% chance of a top-three pick, and a 47.9% chance of having the No. 5 pick.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Basketball