- Warriors star promised to play his “best game of the year”
- He said he will be 100 percent focused on the game, won’t be distracted by anything else
- He also said he is thankful for his father’s wisdom, wants to make him proud tomorrow
MANILA, Philippines – For NBA MVP Stephen Curry (and literally everybody else in the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers), winning Game 7 tomorrow Monday (June 20) will be the ultimate gift for their fathers.
At the same time, Curry—reeling off from his lackluster performance and first-ever ejection in Game 6— acknowledged the need to bring out his best A-game ever if he wants the Warriors to win.
“I need to play my best game of the year, if not my career, because of what the stakes are,” Rappler quoted him as saying.
With an unprecedented 73-9 win-loss regular season record, the Warriors are on the verge of either winning their second straight championship or going down in history as the team with the worst finals choke-out ever.
The stakes are also high for Lebron James and the Cavaliers. Should they win, they’ll be the first NBA team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the finals. On the other hand, a defeat will drag James’s final series record to five losses versus only 2 wins.
Knowing the magnitude of Game 7, Curry vowed to block out any distractions— especially his wife Ayesha’s recent posts accusing the NBA of rigging the game and Cleveland officials of racial profiling.
“There is nothing really that’s going to distract me from what’s happening on the court,” he said. “What’s between me and Ayesha is the conversations about what happened. That doesn’t take any spotlight off of what my job is on the floor.”
At the same time, Curry said he was thankful for the wisdom dispensed by his father Dell who also played in the NBA from 1986 to 2002. He promised to make him happy tomorrow.
“I want to make him proud. So that is a huge driving force for me,” he said.