“Something That Hit Home With Me”- Steph Curry Inspired By Michael Jordan to be a Good Leader

Published 02/16/2021, 9:51 AM EST
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Steph Curry has been leading the Golden State Warriors for almost a decade now. He is entering his twelfth season with the team and has fully embraced the role of being an NBA veteran. He is 32-years old and will soon be entering his twilight years, even though his shooting may keep him evergreen.

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Considering the young team he is leading now, Curry was asked about his abilities as a leader. Curry gave an honest response, mentioning how a Michael Jordan quote helped him build his leadership philosophy.

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“Leading by example is always a huge component of the work ethic that you need to succeed at every level, trying to demonstrate that. MJ said that he never asked anybody to do something he wasn’t willing to do, and that’s something that hit home with me.

“You know, having the presence and the ability to meet guys on any level. Because I know the work that needs to go into it. And then vocally, it’s picking and choosing my spots.”

Steph Curry: Leading his team to a playoff spot?

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Michael Jordan did his leading while winning. While Steph Curry has won plenty, he is in a rough patch now. His Golden State Warriors are in the middle of a competitive playoff race in the Western Conference. They will be hoping to secure a spot well above the play-in spots to secure a post-season berth.

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

Curry has been through the ringer plenty of times now. He once specialized as a standout regular season player, and he is showing that this year. He is putting up numbers similar to his 2016 unanimous MVP season, but this time the Warriors aren’t on their way to breaking league records for wins. They are fighting to be in the middle of the pack.

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What the upside of this team in the playoffs is will be hard to gauge. With Curry’s shooting, there is always a chance for the Warriors to upset some opponents. But we will have to wait and see whether GSW can make it that far. With Curry at the helm, they may just be able to.

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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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