Rob Parker: “It’s real simple, RAY ALLEN has made more threes, and has made more CLUTCH threes, and that’s what it comes down to. Steph can make all the regular season threes he wants, but he doesn’t make the big shots. He’s more like a high-paid Harlem Globetrotter making trick shots. Since 2010, Steph is only shooting 35% for his career in the last two minutes of close playoff games. By comparison to the other stars in the league, Durant shoots higher – 40%, Duncan shot higher – 40%, LeBron – 40%, and Kobe – 42%. In the Finals his three throw percentage drops 5.5% and 4.5% from three. His efficiency rating also drops in the playoffs, his turnovers increase, and he’s only 4/15, 26%, on shots to tie or win the game with less than 24 seconds to go. If you want to be considered the 'greatest shooter of all time', you have to make big shots when the games matter. One of the greatest shots in history, Ray Allen MADE, and we’re still waiting for Steph Curry’s biggest shot… Ray Allen saved LeBron’s bacon with one of the biggest threes in the history of the NBA. I would give Ray Allen the ball ANY TIME over Steph Curry. Steph is NOT the greatest shooter, it’s RAY ALLEN.” (Full Audio Above)
Curry is widely given this title, and for deserved reasons given his back-to-back MVPs in 2015 and 2016, his .500/.400/.900 season in 2016, and also his single-season record of 402 three-pointers in 2016 as well. However, Rob points out that Curry has never won an NBA Finals MVP, still trails Allen in career three-pointers, and says Curry has also made a history of failing in crunch time come postseason, and having his playoff numbers decrease from his regular season numbers – a rarity with most HOF caliber superstars given the increase in minutes and higher stakes.
Check out the segment above as Rob makes the case as Allen being the GOAT of shooters, saying Steph is more of a Harlem Globetrotter type trick shot maker, an than NBA Hall of Famer.