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Is Steph Curry already a Hall of Famer?

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ESPN's ongoing #NBArank countdown of the top players of all time presented what you might call the Stephen Curry problem: how to handle active players in the rankings, which incorporate both peak value and longevity.

Curry is perhaps the quintessential example. The Golden State Warriors star has an MVP and a championship on his résumé but precious little else. Because Curry is in his seventh NBA season, he just recently surpassed 10,000 career points, meaning he's closing in on passing the likes of Larry Hughes (10,242) on the all-time scoring list.

One way to evaluate Curry: Would he be a Hall of Famer if he announced his immediate retirement to become a full-time Carolina Panthers superfan?