If anyone knows what it takes to be successful in the NBA, it’s Steph Curry. The Golden State Warriors goalie is a seven-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA first player, two-time MVP and three-time NBA champion. So his take on what makes someone capable of being a big league star carries a lot of weight.
ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan recently appeared on the Bill Simmons podcast and the topic of conversation moved to Curry. MacMullan noted that Steph specifically named Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Darius Garland as a young player who he says will soon become a star.
“I spoke to Steph Curry a few weeks ago, and I was asking him about the young players he could have contacted, and guess who he said?” MacMullan said, via Brad Sullivan of Cavaliers Nation. “Darius Garland, Darius Garland, he likes Darius Garland a lot, a lot, a lot. He thinks this kid is going to be a star in his own right.
I don’t think the NBA is ready for the breakout season Darius Garland is about to have pic.twitter.com/KHJ2S1CLBR
– Tony Pesta (@Tony_Pesta) September 17, 2021
The product Vanderbilt is entering his third season in the league and has just completed a season in which he averaged 17.3 points and 6.1 assists per game. His passing game has already made him the stuff of legends in Cleveland.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL? pic.twitter.com/kec01UB7RN
– Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) April 20, 2021
For Steph to bring up Garland uninvited speaks volumes about his potential and the impact the three-time Mr. Tennessee Basketball has already had. And at 21, he has a lot of playing time potential ahead of him and the potential to improve even more.
[Cavs Nation; Cavaliers Nation]