Stephen Curry had his breakout season last year, leading the Golden State Warriors to the playoffs and breaking multiple records including the most three pointers in a season (272).
Many people, including coach Mark Jackson, believed Curry deserved to make it on the all-star squad.
He had his best game ever at Madison Square Garden, hitting 11 of 13 from behind the arc and reaching 54 points. He was also helping his teammates, getting 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
After dropping 54 points against the New York Knicks, Curry was put in special company - only 12 other men have recorded over 50 points in MSG, Kobe Bryant being one of them.
After everything Curry did last season, he still feels he has a point to prove.
After a training session, he said: "I got a point to prove, been working all summer, no mistakes."
Curry is definitely a determined and focused player, he is a top 10 point guard in the league. He has the purest shooting stroke in the game. That could leave you asking, what could he possibly have to prove?
So here's a list of what Curry might need to prove, and who he might need to prove it too.
What he needs to prove: His ankle can hold up an entire season
Who does he need to prove it to: NBA Fans, the doubters and himself
Curry's ankle has been a problem for him since the beginning, when he was in Davidson. He may need to prove to everyone, most importantly HIMSELF, that his ankle can hold up and he'll be able go an entire season with the Warriors and lead them on a deep playoff run
What he needs to prove: He's ready to lead a championship caliber team
Who does he need to prove it to: The Golden State fans, the doubters and his teammates
The Golden State Warriors are officially, after signing versatile swing man Andre Iguodala, a championship contender. They have the floor general point guard, the sharpshooting shooting guard, the defensive and athletic Small Forward, the double double machine at Power Forward and the defensive anchor at center.
They also have a great sixth man and a bench to follow up. All they need now is to find a man who can lead their team, and who better than Stephen Curry?
Curry has been with the Warriors since his rookie season, he was there through their lows and their highs, he knows what the fans want and what his teammates need to go to the playoffs. Curry needs to prove to everyone that he can take the Warriors to the finals.
What he needs to prove: He is still the best three-point shooter in the league
Who does he need to prove it to: Everyone
Curry models his game around his three point shot, if he has a clean look at the basket he's going to shoot it, whether he's fading away, standing still or he's on one leg. Stephen Curry needs to go out and break his own three point record, it will be difficult but if he wants to cement his legacy in the NBA for his three point shot he'll have to do just that.
Stephen Curry is a great point guard and no doubt he will impress this season, The Warriors are looking strong and with Curry at the helm, the possibilities are endless.
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