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Andre Iguodala shares what type of impact Steph Curry had on the NBA

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Many fans, analysts, and NBA players themselves agree Steph Curry is one of the most intriguing players in recent NBA history that managed to transform and revolutionize the game to a large extent. His exceptional shooting and the sheer fact he is one of the deadliest scorers in recent NBA history, on top of all of his individual and team accolades, put Curry at the top of the league's food chain. 

Curry's impact on the NBA

His former teammate and partner in crime during all those championship runs, Andre Iguodala, recently talked about Curry's impact on the game as a whole while making a generational change in the NBA.

"I think he changed the game. One thing he brought to the game that people don't realize is you was looked as soft if you were having too much fun playing basketball. You look at Barkley, Mason, Oakley…it was weakness if you were smiling on the court. Steph [Curry] came and started laughing, shimmying and shooting from half-court, and now you see this trickle down effect... That's a real generational effect from this one dude and it's something special."

Andre Iguodala, via The Breakfast Club

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