Stephen Curry’s Breakout Warriors Teammate Credits Bob Marley for Recent Happiness On-Court

Published 06/16/2022, 5:00 PM EDT
May 22, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts to a technical foul being called on forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) prepares to make a foul shot during the third quarter in game three of the 2022 western conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are just one game away from winning it all. They lead the 2022 NBA Finals three games to two against the Boston Celtics. After going down two games to one after three games, the Warriors have made a huge comeback in the series-winning back-to-back games and are now with a chance to win the NBA Championship in Boston.

For the Golden State Warriors, many young players have stepped up for them. Players like Jordan Poole and Gary Payton II have stepped up mightily for the Warriors throughout their playoff run. In a recent interview, Gary was asked a question about his smile and he had a brilliant answer for that. Gary said, “A lot of Bob Marley. A lot of Bob, lot of Bob. Sit in the room and just sit back and reflect, listen to Bob, try to be happy.”

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The Warriors have done a tremendous job of in-house player development, which has led to important contributions from young players when the “Big Three” of Warriors continue to age. They have also drafted very well in the past three years, which has also led to an influx of new talent in the Warriors roster.

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The Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics have taken different roads to the NBA Finals. While the Golden State Warriors eased past every team in the Western Conference, the Celtics had to grind their way through the top-heavy Eastern Conference.

May 29, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after winning the Larry Bird Eastern Conference Finals MVP trophy after game seven of the 2022 eastern conference finals at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

After sweeping the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, the Celtics had to face to back to back seven games series. Against the defending champs Milwaukee Bucks, they could come back from being 3-2 to win the series in seven games. Against the Miami Heat in the Conference Finals, they would win game seven of the series in Miami.

Jun 13, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Andrew Wiggins (22) battle for the ball with Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the second half in game five of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors, on the other hand, would defeat the Denver Nuggets in five games in the first round and the Grizzlies in six games. In the Conference Finals, they would defeat the Dallas Mavericks in five games and qualify for their sixth NBA Finals in eight years.

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All important Game 6

This is the season for the Boston Celtics. They have their backs against the wall but they have shown they can come back. The Celtics have the talent and the coaching to still win the NBA Finals from here.

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But for that, they will need Jayson Tatum to rediscover his form. Let us know in the comments below your predictions for game six tonight.

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Nirjhar Sharma

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Nirjhar Sharma is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a sports enthusiast who follows all major sports and has been watching the NBA for the past 7 years now. A firm believer in the 'Greek Freak' being the best player in the league right now, he believes that the Bucks are primed for another championship run unless the injury bug bites them.

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