Steph Curry Does Not Want to be Reminded of Kyrie Irving’s Final Shot in 2016 NBA Finals

Published 12/22/2020, 2:14 AM EST
December 17, 2020; Sacramento, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against Sacramento Kings center Hassan Whiteside (20) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry is finally back. After missing most of last season, Curry has recovered and is ready to go with the Golden State Warriors. Curry and the Warriors take on former teammate Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and the Brooklyn Nets on opening night. Curry and Kyrie have played each other before when Kyrie made a shot over Steph to win game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

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NBA analyst Drew Shiller conducted an interview with Steph Curry ahead of his opening day game against the Brooklyn Nets. When asked about whether he thinks about Kyrie Irving and Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Curry gave a hilarious response. He said, “Why you bringing up old stuff man? I had a great attitude coming into this thing, and now you trying to bring up old stuff. I don’t think about that at all really. I mean, I think about it… but coming into a new season, what is done is done.”

Steph Curry looking to return to his best

Curry, despite what he says, will be concerned about Kyrie Irving. Irving has proven time and time again that he is one of the best point guards in the NBA. And much like Steph Curry, he is also an excellent shooter. But Curry will hope to get his Warriors off to a strong start this season.

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December 12, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry (30) shoots the basketball against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

This time around, Steph will not have his close friend and backcourt partner Klay Thompson alongside him. Thompson, who was out all of last season with an injury, suffered a second consecutive season-ending injury during his recovery. In an effort to make up for his absence, the Warriors traded for Kelly Oubre Jr, and they drafted James Wiseman with the number two pick in the draft.

Without Klay Thompson, the Warriors’ title chances have reduced significantly. But that doesn’t mean that they are not a threat in the Western Conference. Steph Curry is a former two-time MVP, and he can help lead a team to success if he plays at his absolute best.

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It remains to be seen how the Warriors under the leadership of Curry perform this season, and if he can lead them to the playoffs.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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