Stephen Curry is a game-changer in every sense of the word. The Golden State Warriors superstar literally revolutionized the game with his unprecedented style of play. For Dubs head coach Steve Kerr, there is not a shadow of doubt in his mind that Steph has changed the game forever.
Kerr recently shared one particular moment when it dawned on him just how much Curry has affected the sport. The Warriors coach happened to watch a group of pre-teen boys playing against each other when he notice one peculiar development during the game (h/t 95.7 The Game on Twitter):
“About seven straight possessions, these 10-year-old kids launched three-pointers, and I turned to Steph, and I said, ‘Steph, this is all your fault,’ ” Kerr narrated.
Coach Kerr hit the nail on the head here. Curry has impacted basketball so significantly that it has trickled down to young kids and how they approach the game. According to the Warriors shot-caller, however, Curry’s influence on the game goes far beyond him being the GOAT shooter:
“All you have to do is look at all the young players coming up. Whether they are 10 years old, or 21, or 19 coming into the NBA for the first time, everybody wants to launch from three,” Kerr said. “He’s changed the game probably forever. Beyond that, tough, for me, the way Steph carries himself, and the way he’s so coachable can set a tone here for the Warriors. He’s the face of our franchise, and I’m incredibly blessed to coach him.”
Steve said he saw a great example of how Steph changed the game while watching 10-year-olds play before the game in Boston:
“About seven-straight possessions, these 10-year-old kids launched 3-pointers, and I turned to Steph and I said, ‘Steph, this is all your fault.’” 😂 pic.twitter.com/uNkIZzxIp8
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For many, Stephen Curry can be considered the perfect player. Not only is his shooting prowess second to none, but the humility he possesses is what makes him an excellent role model. All the accolades and championships have not gotten to Steph’s head and he has remained modest throughout his career. There are very few players, if any, out there — both past and present — that can compare to Curry. As Kerr said, he’s blessed to have the privilege of coaching this one-of-a-kind individual. We, too, should count ourselves lucky to have witnessed Stephen Curry’s greatness unfold right before our eyes.