Would a Finals MVP win put Stephen Curry on NBA's Mount Rushmore?

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Curry has enjoyed a very accomplished career up to this point, winning back-to-back MVPs and shattering the record for most 3-pointers made in a single season with 402 of them back in the 2015/16 campaign.

Additionally, he helped lead the Golden State Warriors to the best regular-season record in NBA history, as they finished 73-9. That same year, Curry also set the record for most made threes in a season. The beauty of it all is that Curry has been able to pull up from anywhere on the court throughout his career and make shots that other players should have no business even attempting!

Whose spot would Curry take on the NBA's Mount Rushmore?

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry
Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry

If we're going to do a Mount Rushmore correctly, you can only have four people on it. Michael Jordan and LeBron James easily occupy the first two spots. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar almost certainly occupies third. However, the fourth spot is always up for constant debate. Many go with Kobe Bryant because of his "Mamba Mentality" and his ability to score and defend at a high level, which has earned him five championship rings. He's as close to MJ as we've ever seen. A lot of people would also go with Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal, or Kevin Durant because of what they've meant to the game of basketball historically.

Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant #7 at the Amway Center.
Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant #7 at the Amway Center.

Curry brings a strong case because he has the championships and the accolades, but what's working against him is that he's somewhat of a late bloomer, and he's never won a Finals MVP. While Curry's career is still going to put him in the Hall of Fame and put him in the same conversation as many of the greats, those same legends have had significantly longer periods of dominance. Two of his rings were won in large part because KD was on his team - with Durant winning two of those Finals MVPs. While a fourth ring and a Finals MVP would legitimize his case, a lot of those aforementioned players will probably be considered better all-time players than the 3-point assassin.

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