Stephen Curry has had one of the greatest seasons in NBA history to this point.
From becoming the first ever unanimous regular season MVP to setting countless league records and spearheading the Warriors' assault on the Chicago Bulls' 82-10 campaign, there isn't much the 28-year-old hasn't done in 2015-16.
All of that will pale into insignificance, however, if he and his Golden State teammates lose tonight's Finals game seven against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry knows as much, and he knows what he needs to do at the Oracle Arena this evening; produce the "greatest game" of his career:
"I need to play my best game of the year, if not my career, because of what the stakes are,” Curry said, via the Inquirer.
“That doesn’t mean scoring 50 points, though. That means controlling the tempo of the game. I need to be aggressive, but when I need to push the envelope, do it, but do it under control.
"Do it within the schemes that we’re used to as a team. Focus on details on both ends of the floor. All those things go into having a great game, and I need to do that.”
Although he has impressed at times during this Finals series, Curry hasn't been at his MVP-best in the six games thus far.
Having seen LeBron James take the series by the scruff of its neck to save the Cavs from back to back elimination games, the Warriors star knows he needs to step things up in Sunday's ultimate win-or-go-home game:
"Four out of the six games I’ve played pretty well to my expectations, my standards, so I need to take it up another notch for game seven...That’s what the greats do."
With the Larry O'Brien Trophy on the line at the Oracle Arena tonight, Curry certainly has the chance to boost his legacy with a standout performance.
If he is able to replicate the form that led him and the Warriors to this point, then they might just be looking at back-to-back titles in the Bay Area.