“The Journey He’s Still On at This Point, Man, You Got to Respect It.”: Kevin Durant Showers Praise on Stephen Curry

Published 12/30/2021, 8:30 AM EST


Golden State Warriors lost their 7th game of the season against the Nuggets at the Chase Center. Stephen Curry ended the game with a game-high 23 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Warriors to register a win. However, they’re still in a good position this season with a winning percentage of .794.

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Stephen Curry has been in top form this season and has averaged 27.7 points so far. He has had a good campaign and even broke Ray Allen’s all-time 3-point record. However, he also became the first NBA player to break the 3000 three-pointers barrier.

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Curry is currently on 3004 three-pointers in the NBA. A former teammate of Curry at the Warriors, Kevin Durant, recently praised Curry for breaking the three-point record.

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Kevin Durant lavishes praise at Stephen Curry for breaking the record

Kevin Durant recently appeared for an interview on the Boardroom’s ‘The Etcs’. During the interview, he was asked about stopping by and congratulating Curry for breaking the record. To this, Durant praised Curry for breaking the record and even talked about his contribution to Curry’s achievement.

“Anytime you could break an NBA all-time record, regardless of what it is. Especially something significant as a three-point shot. I understood his emotion and then let’s say he got seven-eight more years of fun. So he’s gonna shatter it and it’ll never be broken again,” Durant said.

“I happen to run into them, and it was cool to see everybody from the Warriors and staff. Kind of being on that celebration a little bit because I got a couple of assists in there too. It’s impressive for somebody to do it in that amount of games and to see the journey. He’s still on at this point, man, you got to respect it.”

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Durant left the Warriors in 2019 and signed with Brooklyn Nets. However, he is still good friends with the Warriors players and maintains a good relationship with Curry.

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Curry has been very consistent this season and has helped the Warriors to the top of the table. The Warriors are 27-7 and lead the conference table now. They face the Nuggets again next, but this time at the Ball Arena.

 

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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