Memphis Grizzlies guard, Ja Morant has picked Golden State Warriors guard, Steph Curry as the toughest player to guard in the NBA.
Morant, 23, while talking to ESPN’s Malika Andrews and her analysts on NBA today show ahead of Memphis’ season opener against the Knicks, picked the reigning post-season MVP as the toughest player to guard in the league.
Ja became just the latest player, retired, or active to name Steph Curry as the toughest player to guard in the league.
The great late Kobe Bryant mentioned his name in an interview in 2016.
“It has to be Steph Curry. Has to be,” said Kobe when asked who is the toughest player to guard in the NBA.
“Moves so well with or without the ball, great in isos.”
Denver Nuggets guard, Jamal Murray mentioned Steph Curry as the toughest to guard in an interview in 2020.
“Steph is really hard to guard,” Murray said before giving his reasoning.
“One, because of his shot. Two, because you don’t know what he’s gonna do.
“You don’t know if he’s just gonna pull it, you don’t know if he’s just gonna end up going by you, (or) if he’s gonna cross you over six times and then shoot and look away. You have absolutely no clue what he’s gonna do.”
Miami Heats forward, Jimmy Butler also named ‘generational talent’ Curry as one of the toughest to guard in the NBA
“Curry can shoot from anywhere on the court, which makes him nearly impossible to guard.
“A bad shot for anyone else is a good shot for Stephen Curry.
“Stephen Curry has the ability to cut through and make it to the rim, or even get his team involved.”