C.J. McCollum says Stephen Curry can't guard him

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Stephen Curry may just be the best attacking point guard in the NBA. His three-point shooting is phenomenal and he has truly established himself as a superstar in the league.

However, his defence often leaves a lot to be desired. Quite often, his backcourt teammate Klay Thompson is deployed by head coach Steve Kerr on the opposition's best attacker as he tries to negate Curry's limitations.

The two-time MVP, who became the first unanimous winner of the award at the end of the regular season, struggled against some players; most notably Damian Lillard, who scored 50 points on him during a regular season encounter.

However, it was Lillard's backcourt teammate C.J. McCollum who fired shots on social media by claiming the 28-year-old point guard could not guard him.

There is some substance to what the 2016 Most Improved Player was saying, Curry did struggle on the defensive end against the Blazers - whether that be Lillard or McCollum - but to say he can't guard him is a bold statement. It's also a sign of McCollum's self-belief, which has to be commended.

During the playoffs, Curry played two games against the Trail Blazers as he recovered from injury, in those outings, McCollum dropped 24 and 27. However, it was the Golden State man who stole the show as he scored a league-record 17 points in overtime on his return.

He may not be the best on the defensive end but his output on offence can't be questioned.

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Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
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Portland Trail Blazers
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