April 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena. The City Thunder defeated the Warriors 116-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry thinks point guard rankings are pointless


So where does Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry rank among the league’s best? Is it top three? Top five? Top ten? Well, if you’d ask Curry yourself he’d tell you that rankings are dumb which is what he essentially told Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News.

Speaking to Thompson, Curry refused to say where he would rank himself (though he did insinuate being top ten), rather suggesting that the difference in ranks is so small it doesn’t even matter.

Per the San Jose Mercury:

If you listed the top 10 point guards in the league, where would you rank?

Somewhere in there. It doesn’t matter. What’s the separation? From 1 to 10, is it that much of a drop off where you’re like, ‘Ahhh, I wish I was higher?’ It doesn’t make a difference. If you’re in that group, on any given night you are going to play like you’re the best. It’s just who can be more consistent.

You see the debates about whether you’re a top five point guard, right?

Yeah, but I don’t know what it’s based on. Everybody plays differently, everybody has a different role. If you’re starting a team now it would be a different list. If you’re basing it on whole career it would be different. From conversation to conversation, it’s different. I think the only consistent thing is Chris Paul is in the top two no matter what you say the criteria is, pretty much. If it’s most athletic, I’m not in the top 10.

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