‘Kept These Guys Alive’: Anthony Davis Commends Stephen Curry For MVP-Worthy Season

Published 05/20/2021, 12:08 AM EDT
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates making a three point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors might not have the star power they once had, but they are still a resilient unit. Led by the duo of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green along with a young group of players, the Dubs find themselves in the eighth spot of the Western Conference.

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While Green has anchored the defense, Steph has dominated the offense and has proven all the doubters wrong. Despite having a weak supporting cast on the offensive end, Curry has averaged 32.0 points, 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Jan 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

With the 33-year-old on a tear, the Warriors are heading into the play-in tournament and can possibly make it to the playoffs. For their first matchup in the tournament, they will be facing off against LeBron James led Lakers for the seventh seed in the West.

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Lakers’ Anthony Davis lauds Stephen Curry

Multiple stars have lauded Steph for his incredible individual season. After LeBron James claiming that Curry was the MVP, running mate Anthony Davis has joined the bandwagon.

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Prior to the matchup against the Warriors, AD spoke to the media about Curry’s impact for the Dubs. “He’s carrying his team. Everyone counted, you know, the Warriors out and he doing everything he could to, to lead the team and to the position that they’re in now playing, fighting for the seven or eight seeds.

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Davis also spoke about Curry being a possible MVP candidate. “The numbers, he’s putting up the things we’re doing on the basketball floor. For the Warriors, this is this insane. MVP candidate. So, you know, his hats off to him. Because he kept these guys alive all season. You know, when a game that people thought they should lose, I mean, he was playing his ass off to put his team in a great position to be in the playoffs.”

Curry is truly having arguably his best season and capped off his incredible regular season with a fantastic 46 point performance against the Grizzlies. But going up against the Lakers might be a huge challenge for the 2-time MVP.

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With the defensive versatility they have and given the star power the champions have, they are surely a heavy favorite to win this game, but if Curry can put up video game numbers, the Dubs might pull off a shocker. Who do you think will win, the Lakers or the Warriors? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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