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Steph Curry on Trying to Surpass MJ: ‘Why Else Would I Be Playing’

Steph Curry and his Warriors squad are the hottest thing going in sports right now. Curry, fresh off a historic season in 2014-15 is playing much better than he was last season. Curry is currently the first player since Allen Iverson in 2005-06 to be averaging 32 points per game through the first 23 games played in the last 30 seasons.

The Warriors are sitting at 23-0 which is good for the best start in NBA history by almost ten games. In today’s day and age, people and media are always looking to compare players and greats and due to his recent greatness Steph has been thrown in the potential greatest of all-time debate.

The reigning NBA MVP was recently asked if he wants to one day surpass Michael Jordan as the GOAT. He basically said yes. Curry also says he believes he is the best player on the floor whenever he is playing and admits that the Warriors have the best NBA record in history on their mind. You’ve got to respect his honesty on this one, most players would shy away from the pressure. Via ESPN:

Are you the best player in the world?

When I’m on the floor, I believe I am, for sure. I don’t get into why I’m better than such and such. But that’s my motivation when I work.

Do you want 73 [the Bulls went 72-10 in the 1995-96 season]?

Yeah, but we have to do it the right way. We want to keep getting better and be at our best come April. If we don’t win the championship, what good is 73?

So you are trying to top MJ as the greatest of all time?

Yeah. Why else would I be playing? You want to be the best you can be. And if the best you can be is better than him, then why not? That’s good motivation.

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    February 24, 2016 at 3:42 pm

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