Dell Curry reveals what’s fueling Warriors star Stephen Curry’s MVP-caliber season
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is back to his old dominant self once again this season after encountering numerous hurdles in recent years. The long layoff prior to the 2020-21 season certainly helped the two-time NBA MVP gain a fresher mindset which led to his impressive performances as of late.
His father in former NBA veteran Dell Curry can attest to it and revealed the rationale behind the evident change that everyone is witnessing in his son’s greater level of play with the Warriors this season.
“The time he had off to not only rest his body but refresh his mind. He played a lot of basketball the last five years. High-intensity basketball. So any time you can refresh your mind and get that hunger back — from being injured, not making the playoffs, not going to the bubble — you regain that hunger. All of that combined is why he has good energy, playing like he is,” he said via The Athletic.
The 32-year-old Warriors point guard is currently averaging 29.9 points on 42.3% shooting from beyond the arc along with 5.4 rebounds, and 6.2 assists in 30 games this season. His explosive outputs in recent games bumped his numbers close to his most recent MVP campaign back in 2016.
Despite his statistics, he remains to be trailing behind in the ongoing MVP race as other marquee stars of the league are also posting huge numbers of their own this season. LeBron James, Joel Embiid, and Nikola Jokic have all emerged as the frontrunners to land the league’s top individual honor thus far.
On the flipside, Curry’s stellar showing didn’t go for naught as he was eventually voted to be one of the starters in this year’s All-Star Game, subsequently earning the seventh selection of his decorated playing career. However, his individual performance has yet to translate to wins for Golden State as they are currently hanging onto the eighth spot in the Western Conference with a 16-14 record.
More than anything, Stephen Curry would definitely want to help his Warriors team turn things around in the second half of the season and get back to being the title contenders that they once were in the near future.