The MVP is Still Steph Curry
Stephen Curry entered this season the way he ended last season; scorching! Through his team’s first four games, Curry is averaging 37 points, five rebounds, and six assists. He’s already had a game in which he dropped 53 points and three times he’s scored 20 or more points in a single quarter. Is life as easy as Steph makes it look?
Picking Up Where He Left Off
The Golden State Warriors, reigning NBA champions, opened the season last Tuesday with a bang. Facing the New Orleans Pelicans, the Warriors first round opponent in the playoffs last season, Curry showed no signs of rust.
From opening tip to the final buzzer, last season's MVP put his talents on full display. Curry went 14 of 26 from the field and sunk five of his 12 three point attempts. He finished the game with a smooth 40 points, six rebounds, and seven assists while leading the Warriors to a 16 point victory.
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Silencing the Critics
Many fans have criticized the route the Warriors took to win the championship last year. Injuries kept key players out and weakened rosters and lineups across the league, with every team Golden State faced throughout the playoffs having at least one key injury, however, the Warriors remained at virtually full health.
In a press conference before the season, Curry sarcastically “apologized” for his team being healthy and stated that they would rectify the situation this season. NBA Hall of Famer and TV analyst Charles Barkley has been on record in past years, criticizing the Warriors and their reliance on jump shooting, saying they would not be able to win a title.
Barkley ate his words last season, so the Warriors sent him a gift so that he’ll never forget.
Keeping the Ball Rolling
At only 27-years-old, Curry is just entering his prime. He’s yet to reach his full potential and still has a lot to learn. With that being said, he already has one MVP Award and an NBA championship to his credit. If the fast start to his season is any indication as to what we should expect from this point forward, buckle your seatbelt and strap on your helmet. Steph Curry is the future and the future is just beginning.
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