Stephen Curry is the undisputed top player in the NBA right now. He won his second consecutive MVP award in unanimous fashion, and even the likes LeBron James agree that Curry was the true MVP this season.
But has Curry truly taken LeBron's spot at the top of the NBA ladder? Frankly, Curry doesn't care.
During the NBA Finals media day, Curry spoke to reporters about himself and LeBron being the face of the NBA:
“It's really annoying for me to be – that's not what I'm playing for, to be the face of the NBA or to be this or that or to take LeBron's throne or whatever.”
What is Curry concerned with then? Just rings:
“You know, I'm trying to chase rings, and that's all I'm about. So that's where the conversation stops for me.”
While Steph may be the top player in the NBA right now, he isn't the most popular in the world according to ESPN's recently released athlete popularity list. If he wins another championship and keeps the playing the type of basketball he has been? Then Curry just might one day dethrone LeBron.
The NBA Finals begin Thursday night in Oakland.
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