Curry’s style of play is reminiscent of another incredible playmaker from yesterday, the late ‘Pistol’ Pete Mavarich.
Mavarich was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 3 overall pick in the 1970 NBA draft out of LSU, where he averaged an NCAA record 44 points per game for his career. If you were to factor in the 3-point line that was in existence at that time, he would’ve easily averaged 50-plus points per game.
Mavarich averaged 24 points per game during his 10-year career, which included stops with the Jazz, and his final season with the Celtics. The 6-foot-5 guard was a brilliant showman, who Magic Johnson credits as having a big influence on his game as a kid.
Mavarich could make circus shots, breathtaking passes, and his ball handling skills were magnificent. He was a player you have to see in order to believe.
Mavarich was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 1987, and named to the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all time team in 1996. Linked below are highlights of Mavarich and Curry, and you will see there is a resemblance in their style of play.