Apr 30 2013 10:31AM

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NBA coaches didn't put him on the All-Star squad, and I'll bet NBA media do not put him on the All-NBA teams that get announced in a week or so.

It goes to show you most league folk don't watch much West Coast basketball outside of Staples Center.

But Stephen Curry has served notice to the world in these 2013 NBA Playoffs that he is indeed one of the best guards on the planet.

In fact, you'd have to Hot Tub Time Machine to the days of Oscar Robertson or John Stockton or Allen Iverson to find a playoff performer averaging 27 points and 9 assists in the postseason like the 24-year-old Curry.

On top of those playoff numbers, the Golden State point guard already had proved that he was the best regular-season three-point shooter the NBA has ever seen, making an NBA-record 272 treys on an astonishing .453 percentage, which was the fourth straight year of improvement for the man who also has an NBA-record .446 career three-point shooting percentage.

No wonder Coach Mark Jackson said everybody was late to the hospital, when some christened Sunday's Game 4 22-points-in-the-third-quarter performance as a Birth of the Superstar.

And now it is playoff time.

Through four games--with the Warriors up 3-1 on the Denver Nuggets in the first round--Curry has awoken America with nightly shooting displays that continue to lead his Golden State squad to new frontiers.

I know it is a small sample size, but Curry today ranks amongst the all-time greats when it comes to playoff treys.

He is again rewriting record books, y'all. Both in regular season and postseason.

Stay tuned. Stay up. And stay awake.

CAREER PLAYOFF THREE-POINTERS-PER-GAME (minimum 4 games)

1. Stephen Curry, 4.5 per game, 4 games, 18 treys

2. Jason Richardson, 2.6 per game, 37 games, 95 treys

3. Ray Allen, 2.5 per game, 132 games, 326 treys

CAREER PLAYOFF THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE (minimum 18 treys)

1. Stephen Curry, .474, 18 treys

2. Raja Bell, .466, 81 treys

3. Kenny Smith, .448, 117 treys

SOURCE: Basketball-Reference