Brandin Podziemski reveals what solidified Stephen Curry as ‘one of the best players ever’ for him

Stephen Curry has made himself so intertwined with the Golden State Warriors that his absence in any game becomes a cause of concern. So was the case when the Warriors faced the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. With the play-in fate sealed, not much was riding on the game, but the Dubs came out with the dub at the end.

After the match, Warriors rookie Brandin Podziemski sat in front of the media and acknowledged the importance of Currry and why he regards him as one of the greatest players of all time. Podziemski said, “That’s, for me, kind of what solidified Steph [Curry] as one of the best players ever.”

By “that,” the 21-year-old indicated the four-time NBA Champion’s performance in last season’s first round playoff series against the Sacramento Kings.

Curry absolutely took the series by the scruff of its neck and powered the Warriors into the second round. After a 3-3 record going into the final play-off game, Steph exploded in game 7 with a 50-point blitz. The 10-time NBA All-Star was averaging 30 points per game ahead of that deciding game, but his monstrous performance in the last game of the series left a lasting impression.

One of those mesmerized fans was Brandin, who himself walked in the footsteps of his Warriors’ leader by scoring 20 points and 10+ rebounds in a single game against the Suns in December. Podziemski became the first rookie to have that stat line since Steph did that in the 2009-10 season.

The Warriors will face the Kings on Tuesday, renewing their rivalry, but this time Curry and Co. will get only one game to settle the score. Interestingly, the two-time NBA MVP, often the difference maker, is recovering from a knock and is in a race against time to compete against the Sacramento side.

Update on Stephen Curry’s injury

During Friday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Golden State received a shock when Curry rolled his ankle. The game ended in a 109-114 defeat, but the major concern was Steph’s injury which could greatly impact the franchise.

The Warriors sighed a relief after Curry assured them with positive news after the Pelicans game. In the post-game conference, Curry said, “I rolled it slightly, but on the scale of all the injuries I’ve ever had, this is definitely on the moderate side, so definitely I should be alright.”

Although the 36-year-old was dropped from the last game against the Jazz, he knows that the Warriors would need their resilient leader in the crucial win-or-go-home game against the Kings to add the prestigious championship trophy to their names.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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