STEVE Kerr said he was mesmerized by Stephen Curry’s play as early as nine years ago, and is amazed how the rail-thin sophomore guard at Davidson has turned out to be — a two-time NBA MVP.
“So we were in the midst of our Steve Nash era in Phoenix, and we were mesmerized by your play, but you were about 6'1" and 145, and there were questions at the time,” Kerr told Curry.
“Were you good enough, were you going to make it? And Q (trainer Bruce Fraser) and I loved your game. It was fun.”
Now Curry has powered Kerr’s Warriors to a championship title and battling for a second consecutive championship.
Kerr added he is amazed by how Curry handles the pressure.
“He’s unfazed by the attention, the pressure, the scrutiny,” said Kerr.
“I’ve never really seen anybody quite like that, with the joy that he brings.
“Some players that I have played with have legitimately not really cared what anybody said or thought and didn’t feel pressure much.
“But, he doesn’t feel the pressure but there’s this sort of innocence about it, it’s just the joyful gratefulness to actually be there and it’s fun to watch,” Kerr added.
Kerr remembers talking to Curry's parents almost a decade ago.
“Dell and I had played against each other for many years, we didn't know each other well, but we said 'hi.' He introduced me to Sonya, and Sonya's first question is, "Do you think Steph can make it in the NBA?"
"And I'll never forget that because nine years later being the unanimous MVP of the league, which has never been done before, how did that happen in nine years? Your own mom didn't know you'd make it in the league. Now you've got a banner behind us, two of these trophies, this is incredibly improbable."
From AP Sports Outtakes