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Which NBA star claims only Michael Jordan was a better shooter?

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There is no debate that Stephen Curry is one of the greatest three point shooters the game has ever seen.

Last season he broke Ray Allen's record by scoring 272 three pointers in a single season.

And Curry told ESPN The Magazine's Sam Alipour he's not ashamed to rank himself near the top of his list of late-game closers. 

"[Michael] Jordan's No. 1, I'm No. 2 ," Curry said.

He was given a list of names to choose from and he believed after Jordan, he was the best in clutch situations. The NBA players were Curry, Jordan, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant and Reggie Miller.

And to back it up, Wednesday night we saw another great clutch performance by Curry. He converted a four point play and hit a game winning two with under 1.5 seconds to go. The Warriors trailed by as much as 18 points but as soon as Curry switched to 'Human Torch' mode, the Warriors were unstoppable.

However, just because Curry has had a couple of great clutch performances, does it place him above other greats such as Kobe Bryant, Reggie Miller, Ray Allen and even Kevin Durant.? Some may say yes, and some may think he's crazy.

The "clutch" stats this season show that Stephen Curry shoots 44 per cent from the field in clutch situations (At least 20 shots in the final five minutes of a five-point game).

This is an impressive percentage but it is only good enough to place Curry seventh in the league at this point in the season.

Damian Lillard tops the list hitting 11 of 22 shots. 

Curry is still progressing as a leader and the cornerstone player for the Golden State Warriors. As he matures, his game will too and if he can reach his full potential, Curry will be frightening at the start of the game and in the clutch.

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