Steph Curry on How He Keeps His Ego in Check Heading into the Finals

Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are headed to their sixth finals in eight years. The three-time NBA champion is widely considered the best shooter of all time and he is looking to further add to his resume. After being ruled out for the rest of the regular season in a game against Boston in March, Curry came back in the playoffs coming off the bench to manage his minutes while recovering from a sprained ligament in his left foot. Now, headed into the finals, the 34-year-old explains how he keeps his ego in check. 

As one of the best players in the league for many years, you would think it would be hard for an eight-time NBA All-Star to stay humble. However, Curry says, "appreciation and gratitude for everything that happens," keep him in line. He also added that he reminds himself of where he "started" and the "journey from high school to the first All-Star Game," not letting himself get too "big-headed."

The appreciation definitely shows on the court. Teammate Andrew Wiggins and former NBA star Vince Carter both agree that he is the most unselfish superstar in the league. That is reflected in the rise of guard Jordan Poole as an important piece for the Warriors team that initially analysts thought was a waste of a draft pick considering they had Curry and Klay Thompson in the backcourt already. 

Looking for a fourth championship and possibly being added to the GOAT debate amongst players and fans alike, Curry's health will be a key piece in order for the team to succeed. From the initial injury that sidelined him for the regular season against the very team he is facing in the finals, the gratitude will need to turn to points against the top defensive team, the Boston Celtics. 

Curry and the Warriors face off against the Celtics Thursday night at the Chase Center in San Francisco. 

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