OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 4: Draymond Green #23 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors high-five during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena on February 4, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

It is 2015, we are in the United States, and the Golden State Warriors have recently beaten the Cleveland Cavaliers in 4 games to 2 in a 7 game championship series. The Golden State Warriors have not won a championship since 1975, and it was not until recently that the team drafted a young man by the name of Stephen Curry, from Ohio, to take the much-needed starring role. In just 6 years, Stephen Curry has excelled to the ranks of super stardom, by placing sixth in leading scores, sixth in assists, and fourth in steals. According to ESPN’s David Fleming, the point guard position has not evolved since the great Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers played in late 1980’s. He goes on to mention how the greatest point guards of all time, shooting Steve Nash, floor general Isiah Thomas, passing guru John Stockton, and defending maniac Gary Payton, all embodied an excelled attribute of the point guard position, but no one has possessed them all at a very high level until now. Fleming also reported that Stephen Curry not only can pass and guard very well, but also has been identified as the best shooter in basketball history.

Great players can be seen in every sport, but what links them all together is their ability to make plays, excel in their craft, and help those around them become better. Great players know their value, and can accurately understand the people around them in order to align their efforts, resulting in a synergy that eventually leads to greatness and multiple championships. Great players are like experts with an ability to see and accept reality. They realize they are in total control of their life, and greatness does not come by chance, but an understanding of others and a realization that the only way they can be successful is to think in the best interest of others and help them achieve what they want in order to get what they want. Moreover, like a true expert, when they win so does everyone else.

References:

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12728744/how-golden-state-warriors-stephen-curry-became-nba-best-point-guard
http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/3/1/4042996/stephen-curry-golden-state-warriors-profile
http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/MVP-Stephen-Curry-thanks-teammates-individually-6242208.php
http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2015-06-02/stephen-curry-media-warriors-interviews-riley-family-honesty-davidson-size
Images – NYPost

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  1. Jaskaran Gill

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    There are many good individual players in every team sport but what separates a good player from one who achieves a legendary status is the ability to make everybody around them play better. They always put the team goals above their individual goals. That was the case with Ronaldo Lima when Brazil won the world cup in 2002 and how Xavi and Iniesta inspired Spain to World cup glory in 2010.

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