Steve Curry and Tim Hardaway set a high bar for the next Warriors point guard

Hardaway, Steph set a high bar for Dubs’ next point guard Originally appeared NBC Sports Bayara

It is a pity that the next point guard the Warriors Draft in the top half of the first round, because it will haunt ghosts.

Being an All-Star will not live up to its predecessors. To properly carry the PG franchise flag, who follows it Stephen Curry He must also be a catalyst for revolution, like Steve.

As was Tim Hardaway.

Carey’s rise to stardom put a premium on 3-point shooting, particularly Depth 3, which puts an even greater emphasis on divergence. Watching basketball today, regardless of gender or level, is to see its impact.

Exactly 20 years before Curry was drafted seventh overall in 2009, Warriors picked Tim Hardaway’s 14th overall. His shimmering movement to dodge brought a whole new dimension to the solo attack.

“I just dribble; I loved dribbling,” Hardaway told NBC Sport Bay Area this week, before being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame on Saturday. “I just loved making people break their ankles or put their feet up and stumble.”

Although the intersection was used infrequently and discontinuously by others, Hardaway was the first to make it so effective and popular that others studied it and stole it from his book. See Allen Iverson. Or Rose, Derek. They both adopted the crossover and in the process became NBA MVP winners.

Hardaway has opened her eyes by using crosshairs regularly and with amazing success. He envisioned it as a young man in Chicago, perfecting it at the University of Texas El Paso – he called it “Two-Step UTEP.”

Hardaway recalls the four years he spent with the miners: “That was when I knew I had moved.”

Soon after entering the NBA, Hardaway patented the move and began to embarrass defenders.

Hardaway cites the cold Chicago winters as an inevitable invention. Forced inside with his basketball, he resorted to dribbling drills in an unfinished vault, using poles and defenders’ rolls.

“I was going at the speed of the game the whole time,” he recalls. “Here you come in, I’m just dodging. Repeating and repeating and doing things all the time downstairs.”

Rarely does an NBA game go without a dribbling crossover. What started with Hardaway and then Rod Strickland has become a tool that all great footballers have. From Iverson to Jason “White Chocolate” Williams and Steve Francis.

The leading practitioners in the NBA today? Rose, in a diminished role from his Prime MVP, Keri Irving And the lamillo ball.

And yes, Carrie.

“It takes work. It takes practice. You just don’t do it,” Hardaway says. “When I was in grammar school and high school, I worked on the moves. This was the step I would go for all the time. And they perfected it.”

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Sometime in the next few years, the Warriors will forge their main guard in the future. If he wants to capture the torch that Hardaway and Curry hold, he’ll have to do what they did and earn the privilege of being considered the best player in his draft.

It will have to be better than good. He’ll need to be special, even impressive.

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