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Warriors star Stephen Curry speaks out on being labeled as cocky

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Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is a three-time NBA champion and back-to-back MVP, but does that give him the right to be “cocky?”

Curry answered a web series host’s question on the matter after conversations went towards an unearned privilege of how the Warriors floor general conducts himself on the hardwood.

Per Drew Shiller in NBC Sports Bay Area:

“I get how you can interpret it that way,” the Warriors guard said on “Pursue Your Passion” with Chris ‘COSeezy’ Strachan this week. “And if I was on the other side, I’d probably be upset. When I shimmy and stuff — sometimes it kind of pushes against whatever that invisible line is (between) having fun (or) disrespecting. But at the same hand, I can take it too.

“CP (Chris Paul) hit a three over me in the Western Conference finals and shimmied the whole way down the court. I’ve been on the other side of it and I can take it. I’m not sensitive.”

Stephen Curry’s defense on some of his energetic on-court actions — including shimmying and celebrating during game action — trace back to remembering the game of basketball is just that: a game.

The baby-faced Davidson product, son of retired NBA shooting guard Dell Curry, has rubbed certain people the wrong way during the Warriors’ five consecutive trips to the Finals, along that journey a record-breaking 73-win regular-season finish in 2015-16.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called Curry a combination of “humble and cocky at the same time” roughly three years ago.