‘Game Speaks For Itself’: Warriors’ Steph Curry Not Distracted For MVP Race

Published 02/12/2021, 12:05 PM EST
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry is one of the greatest players of this generation. He revolutionized how teams approach three-point shooting as the primary factor behind a winning team. He has three championships and two MVPs to his name as proof of his dominance and influence over the game.

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However, his Golden State Warriors are lacking firepower and are currently outside the playoffs. But Steph is averaging 30 points this season and in the MVP race. He has spoken about it.

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“The game speaks for itself. Those two [MVP] years is the exact same kind of conversation. Obviously, that’s an amazing accomplishment, and being in that conversation with all that we’ve been through these last two years, that means something. Those narratives make themselves as you go throughout the season, and my job is obviously just be at the level that I expect to be, and usually, that means you’re at the top at the end of the season.”

“I really try not to get distracted by that because it kind of taints the moment. And really right now, if I’m doing my job, then I’ll be there at the end of the season, and that will take care of itself.”

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Feb 8, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles against San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) in the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Steph Curry is a basketball icon. Newer draftees like Trae Young have developed their play styles by idolizing what Curry has done in the league. He has made three-point shooting the most lucrative skill in the league, evidenced by the contracts that sharpshooters like Davis Bertans and Joe Harris got.

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However, it doesn’t look like an MVP is on the cards for the point guard. Players like LeBron James have a stronger narrative driving their chances with players like Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic putting up monster numbers on winning teams. With the hand he has right now, an MVP looks unlikely unless the Warriors end up as a top-five seed in the West.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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