“That’s a Really Powerful Combination”: Steve Kerr Reveals How Stephen Curry Differs On the Floor Than Off the Court

Published 02/01/2022, 12:16 AM EST

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The game of basketball has gone through many changes over time. Among the few players credited for this revolution, Stephen Curry tops the list. The Baby Face Assassin is one of the few rare personalities to become the driving force of change. Acknowledging the same, his coach, Steve Kerr, revealed what makes him a deadly player.

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While speaking to The Athletic, Kerr explained the combination, which makes Steph a force to be reckoned with.

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Stephen Curry is one of the most humble guys off the court. Notably, he is often helping the community, giving back to society what is due. His works of charity and contributions to the community speak of his humility. However, when it’s time to step on the court, Curry is a different beast altogether.

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Steph is the epitome of confidence in the game today. Regardless of the intensity of a match, he is never afraid to take a shot. Moreover, he isn’t the nice guy that resides on the floor. When it’s time to clock in, Kerr described him as arrogant. He is a fearless maestro who will go up against anyone and everyone without backing down.

Steve Kerr said, “He’s incredibly arrogant on the floor and humble off the court. I think that’s a really powerful combination.”

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It is this arrogance that has made his career résumé one of the finest in a long time. Living up to his nickname, the ‘Baby Face Assassin’, Curry often goes up against the big guns, fearlessly. In his finals clashes with LeBron James, the two had a fair share of heated moments. Despite being the smaller guy in stature, Curry never backed down. Moreover, knowing he is the greatest shooter on the floor, Curry acts like it on the court.

His ability to tune in is what makes him truly dangerous in any form of the game. Curry isn’t afraid to step on to a challenge. While in the game, there isn’t anything humble about him. Steph shoots the look-away threes, talks trash, and sometimes even gets up right into the players.

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At the end of the day, while Steph may be the nicest guy off the floor, he turns into a different person altogether when he steps on the court. What do you think of Stephen Curry’s on-court avatar? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.
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