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Kevin Durant calls Stephen Curry "the perfect leader" for the Warriors

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When Kevin Durant made his decision to join the Golden State Warriors last year, there were question marks about how he would co-exist with Stephen Curry.

Steph has always been considered the leader of the Dubs team having been with the franchise the longest, but there were doubts about whether KD would be content playing second fiddle to the point guard.

Their first season together answered that question emphatically as they formed a devastating partnership on the floor and cruised to the title.

One reason why they haven't encountered any problems is down to Durant putting his ego to one side and fully accepting that Curry is the man of the team.

"I can't even explain how great of a person he is and how caring he is for other people," Durant said, per the Mercury News' Mark Medina.

"He shows that every single day, no matter if you're in here or not. He's the same persona and wants that for everybody. That's a kid-like trait that he has. He brings that same type of joy to the game of basketball. It's contagious."

The two-time MVP is currently leading the Warriors with 25.2 points, 6.7 assists, and 1.8 steals per game this season.

Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets

As well as on the court, the four-time All-Star takes a leadership role for his team off it too as he has not been afraid to tackle social and political issues.

In a piece published in The Players' Tribune on Veteran's Day, Curry made a plea for people to do what they can to help the nation's struggling veterans.

Durant praised his teammate for using his voice to try and inspire positive change and says the franchise couldn't have asked for a better leader.

"I'm sure everybody appreciated what he said. The perfect leader for our team and our organisation. It's a joy to get to work with him every day," he said.

Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

After a rocky start to the campaign, the defending champions have got their swagger back and are once again showing their dominance on the floor.

After surprisingly losing at home to the Detroit Pistons, the Oakland-based outfit has gone on a six-game winning streak, beating each team by 15 or more points.

With the Houston Rockets joining them at the top of the Western Conference standings, the Warriors know they have a serious challenger and have stepped up their play with devastating effect.

Topics:
NBA
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

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