To add to NBA’s all-time leading 3-point shooter, he now has his name on the top of countless elite lists
Stephen Curry has added another elite honor to his resume after the win against the Dallas Mavericks in the Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. After the Golden State Warriors‘ commanding series win over Dallas Mavericks, Stephen Curry joins an elite list of players that have qualified for the NBA finals at least six times, per Statmuse.
Steph Curry is now the eight-player to reach the NBA Finals at least six times and win multiple MVPs, joining Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, and LeBron James on that list. He also joins Micheal Jordan as one of the two players to have six Finals appearances in their first 13 NBA seasons.
To put it into perspective, Stephen Curry reached the NBA Finals in 2015, when he was 26, and was the sixth league campaign of his career. Micheal Jordan, on the other hand, reached his first NBA Final in 1991, aged 27 at the time and playing the 7th season campaign of his career.
Curry also added his name to another elite list, making the most appearances in the finals among the Points Guard. He will join the list with the likes of Jerry West and Magic Johnson (who the Western Conference finals MVP award is named after- the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Trophy).
Most Finals appearances by a point guard in NBA history:
9 — Magic Johnson
9 — Jerry West
8 — KC Jones
8 — Derek Fisher
7 — Bob Cousy
6 — Steph Curry.