Steph Curry: NBA star compares himself to Lionel Messi

Steph Curry and Lionel Messi
NBA star Steph Curry (left) says he has the same "creative style" as Barcelona's Lionel Messi

NBA star Steph Curry has revealed he is a big fan of Lionel Messi and has likened his playing style to that of the Barcelona striker.

Curry is the league's Most Valuable Player and has helped the Golden State Warriors set a record for the longest unbeaten start in NBA history.

The point guard believes he has the same "creative flair" as four-time world footballer of the year Messi, 28.

"I love watching him play," Curry, 27, told BBC World Service.

Earlier this year, Curry broke the NBA's three-pointer record by landing 286 in the regular season - surpassing his own record of 272.

He scored 24 points against the Lakers on Tuesday to extend the Warriors' unbeaten run to 16.

Messi, meanwhile, is Barcelona's all-time top scorer with 448 goals, and holds the record for the most La Liga goals scored in a season (50).

"We both have a creative style, where it's just about a feel when you're out on the pitch or the court," Curry said.

"I try to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and kind of having a certain creativity and flair to my game.

"And that's definitely the style that Messi has when he's out there in his matches."

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