Walt Frazier doubts Stephen Curry can sustain current level

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What is there to say about Stephen Curry that has not already been said? The 2015 Most Valuable Player and Golden State Warriors point guard has been a one-man machine of three-point shooting and crazy handles as the defending champions look to retain their title. 

Curry produced another fine performance on Thursday night as the Warriors improved their record this season to 3-0 against Western Conference rivals, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The 27-year-old was unusually cold from deep as he managed just five of 15 from behind the arc but still finished the night with 33 points as the Warriors equalled the Chicago Bulls' record homestand of 44 straight wins. 

The Davidson product has exploded onto the scene in recent years and is now seen as a global sporting superstar alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and LeBron James. 

However, amongst all the hype and euphoria surrounding Curry, not everybody is convinced; most notably, former NBA stars. Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is the latest legend to come out and question the two-time All-Star.

Frazier is under no illusions that Curry is having an incredible season but is doubtful as to whether the Akron-native can sustain the level of performances past the 2015-16 season.

As per CSN Bay Area, the two-time NBA Champion said, before Thursday's win: "I look at the most phenomenal seasons in the NBA -- Wilt Chamberlain averaged 50 points per game, Nate Archibald led the league in scoring and assists, the 'Big O' averaged a triple-double -- but they didn't do that ever year. They never reached that pinnacle once they did that.

"To me, this is where Curry is. He's having that phenomenal season, a signature season, but is he gonna do this for the next five years? I don't really think so. 

"So I don't know if he'll ever reach this level again. So this is what he's doing now, maybe they won't be able to stop him this year, but they'll have to find a way to contain this guy like they've done Kobe, like they're doing LeBron, like they've done all the other superstars in the league."

If there is a way to stop the Warriors number 30, coaches and players in the league are yet to find it; Curry is on fire every night and continues to treat fans to a clinic of basketball wherever he plays.

While he is playing at a superhuman level, his teammates in Oakland have been producing incredible statistics. Draymond Green leads the league in triple-doubles and Klay Thompson is averaging career-best points per game.

There may be a way to keep Curry quiet, but is there a way to mute the well oiled, clinical machine Steve Kerr has at his disposal at the Oracle Arena?

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