Curry, Warriors look to cement greatness with a grand slam
Mark Escarlote on Sep 08, 2018 06:43 AM
We have an amazing opportunity to do something that’s rarely done in the NBA that’s to go three in a row -- Steph Curry
Steph Curry and the rest of the Golden State Warriors are definitely shooting for an NBA grand slam.
And there’s no slowing down for the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player.
“I’m excited. I felt like I’m at my peak as a player and I want to stay in that level for as long as I can. I’m gonna keep pushing myself in that direction,” said Curry during his Under Armour Asia Tour press conference Friday at Kerry Sports in Taguig.
Backed by All-Stars former MVP Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and the addition of DeMarcus Cousins and with a solid bench, Curry is confident of the Warriors’ chances of completing a three-peat to join the elite clubs of Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.
“I have great teammates and a great organization that I play for,” said Curry, whose squad won three titles in the last four years in an epic four straight Finals showdown with the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.
“We have an amazing opportunity to do something that’s rarely done in the NBA that’s to go three in a row,” he added.
Still, Curry is wary of the tough challenge ahead for them this season especially in the Western Conference.
“I’m excited for the challenge in the NBA. The competition is on an all-time high. The Western Conference is gonna be tough but we feel like we know how to win, we have what it takes. I know my guys are gonna be back and we’re ready to go,” said Curry.
But the insatiable hunger for glory will be Curry’s main motivation for the coming season just like in their previous conquest.
“We want more. We want to be able to accomplish the ultimate feat of winning a championship every single year that’s why we work so hard during the off season. That’s why you put in the hours every single day to get the right mind set and get your body ready and take advantage of your very short basketball career and win as many titles as you can,” said Curry of his motivation during their back-to-back championship.
“I have that same mentality now to go after another one this coming year.
To have three it sounds crazy to me just saying it out loud and I’m definitely blessed to do what I do at a very high level and to have a little hardware to show for it for sure,” he added.
Curry is back in Manila for a three-day tour three years after his first visit. The Warriors point guard will wrap his visit Saturday by gracing the opening of UAAP Season 81 leading the oath of sportsmanship.
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