Steve Kerr on how the critics motivate Stephen Curry
For all of the accolades and records he has set, Stephen Curry still has more than his fair share of critics. Despite leading the Warriors to an NBA record 73 wins while pouring in over 400 3-pointers on his way to a second consecutive (and first unanimous) MVP award, people are always finding something to condemn in his game.
Of course, not even facet of his game is perfect, but whose is? And yes, he’s not the physical specimen that LeBron James is, but he gets it done on the court in his own way.
During yesterday’s NBA Finals media availability presser, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked if Curry pays any attention to all of the haters and the criticism circulating around.
His answer: he sees it all, and he turns it into fuel to prove them wrong.
“He doesn’t have to say anything,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He does his talking through his play.
“But he definitely is motivated by things that people say about him or things that he reads or anything like that.”
Curry is probably the most humble superstar in the NBA, doing an incredible job of hiding the fact that he cares about what his denouncers have to say whatsoever. Instead, he internalizes the noise and draws on it when the spotlight is brightest.
Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson provided an interesting reason for why so many people negatively sound off on Curry’s game. More from Poole:
“Like I said before, he’s not the greatest leaper, not the fastest guy out there, but he does off skill and will. That’s why the hate he might receive or skepticism from past player or media, it just comes with the territory because they can’t believe their eyes.”
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