Warriors star Stephen Curry gets brutally honest on chasing MVP trophy
Stephen Curry is off to a Stephtacular start this season.
After registering a triple-double against the Los Angeles Lakers, the two-time Most Valuable Player took things to another level by scoring 45 points against the L.A. Clippers. The Warriors won both games, catapulting Curry atop the way-too-early MVP ladder.
This isn’t something new to Curry, though. He’s been to the top of the mountain, so it’s normal for the Splash Brother to hold himself to a high standard. When asked by Shaquille O’Neal about his MVP aspirations this season, Curry remarked that it already comes along with the work he’s putting in.
“If you’re doing what you’re supposed to do, that’s hopefully the result—that you’re in the conversation… It’s the expectation of how you’re supposed to play every night that is MVP-type [or] caliber expectation. I always have that.”
Stephen Curry is coming off a strong performance in the 2020-21 campaign, registering a career-high 32.0 points per game to go along with 5.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
The Warriors failed to book a playoff ticket last season after succumbing to the Memphis Grizzlies in the Play-In Tournament. It’s easy to assume that the setback lit a fire underneath Curry. Based on the results we’re seeing so far, it might have been the case.
Curry’s fine form to start the campaign may very well be the norm for the Warriors the rest of the way. Klay Thompson’s impending return should bode well for his teammate’s MVP chances if Golden State racks up more wins down the road.