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Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler has revealed what makes Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry different and difficult to guard.
In a recent article, The Players Tribune’s “Five Toughest” series, Butler said: “Steph is a generational talent in that he can legit shoot the ball from anywhere on the court.
“I mean, how do you guard a guy when you’re sprinting back on defense like, I can’t let him get to his spot! Then you realize that it doesn’t matter because wherever he is, he’s already at his spot. Because he can shoot — and hit — from anywhere.”
“Throw in the fact that if you try to press up on him and contest his shot, he has the ability to blow by you and get to the rim, or to distribute the ball and get his teammates involved? A guy like Steph is about as unstoppable as it gets in this league. He’s a special talent,” Butler concluded.
Stephen Curry remains sidelined with a hand injury, which he suffered during Golden State Warriors 110-121 defeat to Phoenix Suns.