Veteran sports analyst Doug Gottlieb compared Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry to Baltimore Raven QB Lamar Jackson.

Jackson and Curry are both one of the most celebrated athletes in their respective sport. Aside from the fact that they are famous, Gottlieb sees one more interesting similarity between the two.

In one of his recent videos uploaded by Fox Sports Radio, Gottlieb made a bold comparison of NBA’s Curry to NFL’s Jackson. According to Gottlieb, Jackson’s last performance against the San Francisco 49ers made him realize that the star quarterback is the counterpart of the Warriors’ guard in the NFL.

“I would compare him to Steph Curry. I would,” Gottlieb stated.

The veteran analyst went on to discuss how Jackson was roughed with an “unsportsmanlike” tackle and at some point managed to still lift the Ravens via a game-winning field goal. But more importantly, Gottlieb detailed why he thinks Jackson’s recent performance resembles Curry in a unique way.

Stephen Curry James Harden In this picture, Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks to pass against James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets in the second quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Feb. 17, 2019. Photo: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Based on Gottlieb’s assessment, when Curry came into the NBA, he didn’t look like a superstar. Moreso, he said Curry’s body doesn’t look like the type who can hold up in the NBA. And when he finally stepped inside the court, he made a lot of turnovers and shot a ton of “crazy shots,” something that a “traditional point guard” in the NBA is not supposed to do.

Gottlieb thought that Curry will never be a two-time MVP. However, because of how the “officiating” of the game has drastically changed, Curry was able to become a star in his own way.

After witnessing how the Ravens vs. 49ers game was officiated, Gottlieb concluded that the officials significantly contributed to the success of Jackson and other quarterbacks in the NFL today as well.

“Had Steph Curry played in the 90’s where they let you handcheck he wouldn’t have been able to do all these things. And I don’t know how much the officials can protect Lamar Jackson but yesterday, he got several protection calls,” Gottlieb pointed out.

During a post-game interview, Jackson looked back at his winning field goal that sealed the win against the 49ers. According to the Ravens star, the said win was indeed a “dogfight” where he and the team came in ready. However, Jackson emphasized that in NFL, each game could be very challenging.

“This one here, it was a dogfight that came down to fourth down [and a] field goal. We were ready. But at the same time, you’ve got to be ready each and every game, because you don’t know what [will] happen,” Jackson said.

Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks to throw the ball in the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Todd Olszewski/Getty Images