One of the greatest NBA players, legendary Jerry West believes that Golden State’s Steph Curry would’ve been a great player in his era.
This is while West thinks the game would not have been so easy for Curry.
“He would’ve been great when we played,” West said, ESPN reported. “He would’ve gotten knocked on his fanny a lot harder, but he also would’ve gotten to the free-throw line a little bit more. He doesn’t get any calls at all [now]. He gets no calls.”
With Curry being a deadly three-point threat, West feels the game’s difficulty has eased up and is less physical.
At the same time, West criticized the current state of the NBA, in particular how the fouls on players are called.
“I think it’s a lot easier to play today,” West said. “It’s not a dirty game at all. Not a physical game. If somebody gets bumped [now], it’s a flagrant foul or something. It’s beyond comprehension to me.”
Hall of Famer Jerry West played his entire 14-season career with the LA Lakers. He holds career averages of 27 ppg, 6.7 apg and 5.8 rpg in 39.2 mpg, appearing in total 932 NBA season games.
West led the NBA in scoring in 1969-70, also averaging over 30 points per game four times during his career. He was a 14-time NBA All-Star and helped the Lakers win the 1972 NBA championship.
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