Greats recognise greatness: Steph Curry & Lionel Messi

Recognition

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has been talking about Lionel Messi and just how similar the two sporting stars are.

While Curry might not be a household name in Europe as he is in America, there is no denying that the basketball star is among the greats in sport right now.

The future hall of famer has now been speaking about comparisons between himself and Lionel Messi.

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The Barcelona star needs no introduction in the world of football and he is going from strength to strength this season.

As he hunts his sixth Ballon d’Or, Curry has explained that the pair bring ‘creativity and innovation’ to their respective sports.

‘I think it’s the creative genius to what he does and a flair, but also there is a fundamental aspect to the flair,’ the Golden State Warriors point guard said this week, cited by the Daily Mail.

‘The work that he puts in, I’m assuming, based on the talent that he has, and combining that with the talent that he has and how that kind of shows when he’s out there on the pitch.

‘So I think there’s a lot of comparisons, really, around the creativity and the innovation that we bring to our respective sports and trying to, I guess, impact – I would say influence the next generation to try to push themselves as well.’

While we won’t be seeing those two come up against each other in any sport in the foreseeable future, you can certainly see where Steph is coming from.

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Steph Curry isn’t the only star talking about Lionel Messi.

Former Barcelona star Thiago Alcantara is doing the same and has made a big claim.

Click here to find out what he had to say about Leo. 

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