Currently back to back with the Celtics in their sixth NBA Finals in eight years, the Warriors have a chance to seek a fourth title since 2015. And the big reason has a name: Stephen Curry.
With 34.3 points on 50% success including 49% on 3-pointers (plus 6.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists) on average in the current series, the Golden State superstar shines. His last monumental outing with 43 points (and 10 rebounds) confirmed he was still at the top of his game, seven years after his first MVP title!
Not surprising for Steve Kerr who has been with him now for almost a decade, since 2014 when he sat as head of the Dubs.
“The consistency of his habit, he’s like a metronome”enjoyed Steve Kerr for NBC Sports. “Every day he does the same thing. He was in the warm-up room, in the weight room, on the field. It’s set like clockwork, but there’s still a sense of joy and energy within this routine. She loves it! She loves this preparation. »
For Steve Kerr, who is thriving with very good players, including obviously Michael Jordan but also Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, David Robinson or even Tim Duncan, Stephen Curry should be one of the great champion of his game. His secret? His passion.
“I think that’s what binds all the great athletes in history, and I’m talking about greats. Like Roger Federers, Steph Currys. There’s a very disciplined routine but a discipline that’s really valued every day. . But you have to have a passion with it. This is what allows it to last a long time over time. If you want something like them, you will do it and improve and keep it going. »
“This is the hardest thing to do in our job”
Falling into the pot from an early age, with many images in the archive showing him with his brother Seth on the floor of the Raptors when dad Dell played there on the turn in 2000, Stephen Curry has always a Stakhanovite parquet floors.
“It goes back to my beginnings in basketball when I was still playing at AAU”, added Stephen Curry. “I like to work on my game. You can lose yourself in court training sessions, in weight training or whatever because it will get you as ready as possible for the games.»
A skilled hard worker, Stephen Curry has gradually been able to strengthen himself muscularly and physically to become one, if not, the most suitable player in the League.
With his relentless moves and his ability to take two (or more) takes, he’s a real poison for opposing defenses, because he doesn’t stop… Like training!
“I try to have as much fun as possible. Even the days you want to get up and finish work, or the days you can’t, or the days you’re tired. It was all built into my approach when I started, which I try to keep going every year, for as long as I can. »
In his 13th season, Stephen Curry doesn’t seem to show any signs of weakness. His game that is primarily based on outdoor shooting should give him a few more good years. But his love for the work of the shadows, is repetitive and must also be unstoppable.
“Whether you win or lose, you always have to go back to the source to work and keep shining your weapons to change your game”he finished. “That’s the hardest thing to do in our job. When you’re on the pitch, it’s all about the reaction and it’s basically about experiencing the competition. But the hardest part is the long, monotonous preparation you have to do to get to this level. »
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