With a 27-1 record and a resounding win against the Utah Jazz, 103-85, yesterday, it’s hard to deny that the Golden State Warriors have proven to be a formidable force this season.
What’s their secret? One Warrior, in particular, believes he’s the best NBA player.
In an interview with TIME Magazine, Stephen Curry said that thinking he’s the best player today gives him the confidence to play every night.
And that mindset seem to work for him: according to reports, Curry averages 31.8 points per game this season, a drastic increase from his 23.8 in 2014-2015 from last season. He also led the reigning champions to a 24-0 start — the best in NBA history.
Last season, Curry scored his career-high of 54 points against the New York Knicks. This season, he was only a point short from tying his career-high, putting 53 points for the Warriors in their fight against the Pelicans, 134-120, last Oct.31.
In their latest game against the Utah Jazz, Curry sank 16 points, behind only by four points from Klay Thompson’s 20. He came off 5-of-14 with 35.7 percent shooting from the field.
But Curry’s mindset strategy will face one of its biggest challenges on their Christmas day match against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (Morning of 26 in the Philippines). Whether his mindset will work against LeBron James — Who proclaimed he’s the “best player of the world”– or not, we’ll have to see.
Is Stephen Curry the best? What do you think?