The world finally knows who Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry regards as his toughest defender. And he's not even an active NBA player but his coach in Steve Kerr.
Curry was at an event in Oakland, promoting his upcoming Facebook Watch show, “Stephen vs. The Game.”
During the program, the two-time MVP was asked about the toughest defender he's been matched up with. Needless to say, he gave a pretty hilarious, yet spot-on, answer.
Steph Curry on his toughest defender: “Coach Kerr when he takes me out of the game.”
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 2, 2019
Curry is oozing with confidence right now.
Without a doubt, Curry is in his prime right now. And he believes he can stay in this form for plenty more years to come.
Curry is the engine that makes the Warriors the well-oiled machine that they are. There is a stark difference in the Warriors' play when he is on the floor compared to when he is on the bench.
He arguably had his greatest season in 2015-16, when he led the Warriors to a historical 73-win season en route to becoming the NBA's first unanimous MVP.
As outstanding as that season was, it almost seems like Curry is still much better at this point of his career. No question, the three-time NBA champion is having a great 2018-19 campaign for the Warriors. Yet, he has somewhat gone under-the-radar.
In this 2018-19 season, Curry is averaging his highest marks in points (27.9), three-pointers (5.2), field goals made (9.3), and field goal attempts (19.8) since Kevin Durant joined the team in 2016-17.
Curry initially had to adjust his game, taking fewer shots, as the Warriors integrated KD into their system. But it seems like Curry has once again taken the reigns in Golden State.
With the playoffs set to commence in less than two weeks, Golden State is perhaps well on its way to capturing a third straight crown, barring any injuries. That, and of course, if Kerr keeps Curry off the court.