Klay Thompson doubts Stephen Curry's humility

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Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is one of the streakiest, nastiest, most dangerous basketball players I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. What he did in his March Madness run with Davidson was completely representative of how prolific and unstoppable he is and it’s translated into the NBA.

This season Curry is right at the top of the MVP conversation with the basketball he’s playing at the helm of the NBA’s best team, the Golden State Warriors. Curry’s fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson is constantly in awe of his back court mate. In a recent Q&A with ESPN.com’s Ethan Strauss he questioned the true humility of Stephen Curry:

[Thompson:] You got to be humble but at the same time …

No you don’t. I think that’s the big lie they say about athletes. “You gotta be humble! Oh, he’s so humble.” You guys are humble to us. But not for real humble. 

Yeah, yeah. You know your ability.

Best in the world, you’re not going to be humble. 

Yeah, yeah. You didn’t get here being humble. That’s for dang sure.

Steph’s not humble. 

Look at the way he plays. Is that humble?

No, no.

No humble man can take those shots. … He gotta put on a front to the media, he got to.

You have to get what Klay means. Curry takes shots that makes you think he’s just a downright nasty individual, but he comes off as genuine, and yes, humble. His game is loud but his demeanor is still poised and reserved. It may not necessarily make sense but it’s definitely refreshing for a player of Curry’s caliber to still be able to carry himself that way. 

But underneath the surface, make no mistake about it, there has to be a dog.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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