Stephen Curry has been a once-in-a-lifetime generation kind of a player in the NBA. Never before was a skinny kid like Steph able to dominate the league like he has. He does not have the physique of the force of nature like LeBron James. That’s why very rarely will fans see Steph dunk. But whatever Steph does turns into magic.
He has played for the Golden State Warriors all his NBA career for so long. But when he debuted in the league, the San Francisco based team was not the most dominating, and neither did it look like ready to dominate. Stephen Curry changed the Warriors completely. Despite all these successes and achievements, people still turn to question Stephen Curry’s leadership abilities.
What Are Those People Missing Out When They Question The Leadership Abilities Of Stephen Curry?
Recently, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Scott Ostler mentioned it is painful to acknowledge Stephen A Smith’s legitimate questions on Steph’s leadership. As a leader, could he have handled the Draymond Green suspension situation better? Very early in the current season, star player of the Warriors, Dray Green, already received two suspensions that cost the team heavily. After Green’s 5-game suspension, the Dubs went on to lose six games on the trot. Hence, First Take’s Stephen A Smith asked what kind of impact Stephen Curry is having on his teammates. Moreover, Smith asked “Where’s his leadership?” Later, in response, the Dubs coach Steve Kerr mentioned Smith’s questions were “Disgusting” as well as “Bit of sickening.”
Kerr pointed at Steph as the reason why the Dubs are still among the contenders. And the fact that the dynasty has lasted over a decade is because of King Curry. Moreover, the coach said Stephen Curry always provides internal leadership. Ostler mentioned Curry told him in the previous season that his instinct in times of chaos is to figure out what he can do better at first. It is an impulse that protects him from the chaos of life. Hence, the Dubs need him now more than ever to prove whether they are a crumbling dynasty or are still worthy champions.
How Steph And Steve Kerr Changed The Dubs Forever?
Anyhow, things took a different route when Steve Kerr became the new coach of the Golden State Warriors. Kerr gradually realized that he has a great but unique player on his team. As a result, he would allow Stephen Curry to play his natural game. Eventually, the warrior from Akron, Ohio, changed the game forever. He revolutionized the game and the league with his three-pointer shootings. And he turned out to be a great leader for Steve Kerr’s team as Steph led the Warriors to four championships in eight years.
It took 40 years for the Dub Nation to rejoice in a championship success, thanks to Steph Curry. Today, fans and experts like to compare the all-time great NBA dynasties with the modern-day Warriors dynasty. Moreover, the Dub Nation wants the team to win their 5th title in ten years. Like, the LA Lakers won five in the 1980s and in the 2000s. On the other hand, the Chicago Bulls won six in the 1990s.