Steph Curry praises Barcelona star Lionel Messi's 'creative genius'

He may be in a league of his own when it comes to basketball, but Steph Curry has heaped praise on Lionel Messi for being one of few athletes who share his particular brand of creativity.

The two-time NBA champion believes that he and Messi, who recently scored the 600th goal of his glittering career, are both capable of producing the same kind of genius-like innovation.

"I think it's the creative genius to what he does and a flair, but also there is a fundamental aspect to the flair," Curry said in the Daily Mail.

"There's a lot of comparison, 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."

Curry and Messi; two peas in a pod? Honestly, it's difficult to argue.