Kareem Abdul-Jabbar thinks Stephen Curry is 'changing the game'

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Stephen Curry has been doing some amazing things this season. His team, the Golden State Warriors, are on course to break the Chicago Bulls' regular season record of 72-10, and perhaps, retain their NBA title.

He's also been busy setting some individual records, too. Not only did he break his own record for the highest number of three-pointers in any one season, but he is also the proud owner of the consecutive three-point record.

Still, opinions have often been divided on the reigning MVP amongst luminaries of the game. Veterans and legends alike just can't seem to agree on - or stop talking about - Curry and whether the 28-year-old is the real deal or not.

One man perfectly qualified to answer such a question is NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The 38,387 points the legendary center scored in his career is an NBA all-time best, and it's in no danger of being broken anytime soon. When a scorer as proficient as Abdul-Jabbar takes in the feats that Curry is producing on a regular basis, he takes notice.

Abdul-Jabbar, who's career was split between the Milwaukee Bucks and the L.A Lakers, was asked who his favorite player was in a Q&A session at St. Louis University on Tuesday evening.

"I’ve got a lot of respect for Kevin (Durant), but Stephen Curry, Stephen is changing the game," Abdul-Jabbar said. “Now (Curry) is making those kind of shots, and starting to change the game of basketball."

Abdul-Jabbar's insights are interesting because the three point shot was only introduced in 1979, some 10 years after his debut for the Bucks.

Imagine the points Abdul-Jabbar could have tallied had he had a decade-worth of threes behind him? Of course, at 7'2" that was probably never going to be his game, but he's still impressed with Curry's potency from behind the arc, nevertheless.

The Warriors guard looks like he will secure the MVP award for the second year running and he's been producing some mind-blowing numbers along the way.

Curry was putting up 23.8 points a night during last year's title-winning campaign that yielded him the MVP award. This term, the Davidson product has torched the floor with 30.1 points an outing on top of 6.5 assists and 5.4 rebounds.

It's almost baffling form. To think the Golden State Warriors may go on to become the greatest regular season side in NBA history this year, with Curry as the catalyst; that means he will breathe truly rarefied air.

Michael Jordan was the driving force behind the Bulls' original record setters back in 1995-96. To be spoken of in the same light as MJ is as much as an accolade as any title, and words of praise from Abdul-Jabbar carry just as much weight.

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