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Kevin Durant looks up to Stephen Curry as the ‘perfect leader’

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As soon as Kevin Durant announced his decision to join the Golden State Warriors last year, a lot of questions already emerged about how he will co-exist on the floor with the team’s three other stars, particularly with Stephen Curry, who was the reigning back-to-back MVP at that time.

Now, more than a season into their partnership, the former MVP himself has more respect for Curry to go along with a deeper understanding of who he is as a person.

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Durant has nothing but good words to say about his Warriors teammate, particularly about his leadership. He recently talked about the joy that Stephen Curry brings to the team everyday, and how his demeanor has rubbed off to all of the Warriors players, via The Mercury News’ Mark Medina.

Kevin Durant then added that he thinks of Curry as the perfect leader who continues to inspire positive change to the whole team, giving a nod to him for his stand on the White House visit after they won last season’s championship.

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“I can’t even explain how great of a person he is and how caring he is for other people,” Durant said.

“He shows that every single day, no matter if you’re in here or not. He’s the same persona and wants that for everybody. That’s a kid-like trait that he has. He brings that same type of joy to the game of basketball. It’s contagious.”

“I’m sure everybody appreciated what he said. The perfect leader for our team and our organization. It’s a joy to get to work with him every day.”

The reigning Finals MVP’s comments definitely goes to show the kind of relationship he has with Stephen Curry. It is very evident on the court as well, as the two Warriors superstars are playing excellent basketball together. If they continue having this much respect and fun as a tandem, it will be bad news for the rest of the competition, and could even start a Warriors dynasty with more titles in the coming years.