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Steph Curry’s Backseat Approach is Paying Huge Dividends for the Warriors this Season

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry’s backseat approach has led the Warriors to be the premier threat in the Western Conference once again. Curry has allowed free agent acquisition Kevin Durant to become the focal point of the Warriors offense this season.

Around the same time last year, Curry was the most talked about player in the league, due to the Warriors quest to break the 96 Chicago Bulls record of winning 72 games in a season. Curry will most likely not win this year’s Most Valuable Player of the Year Award, but I think he is more concerned about winning a second World Championship than an individual accolade.

Curry could have taken his role as being second fiddle to Kevin Durant in a negative way if he wanted to, but that has not been the case so far. Last night against the Portland Trailblazers, Curry and Durant combined for 65 points in the Warriors 125-117 victory. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are one of the best tandems in the league right now.

If they continue to have performances similar to what we witnessed last night against Portland, Eastern Conference favorite the Cleveland Cavaliers will have a hard time repeating as World Champions if they face the Warriors in the Finals once again.

Talk radio show host Colin Cowherd is right; Curry does not care if he takes a backseat to Kevin Durant or being the number one draw in the league right now. In regards to whether the Under Armor and Nike CEO controls what happens in the league, is another story for a different day.


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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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