Stephen Curry gets honest about his feelings before an NBA game

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Stephen Curry may be 35 years old, but he’s showing no signs of slowing down on the basketball court.

Even though his Golden State Warriors had a very disappointing title defense last season, he showed his usual excellence, averaging 29.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists a game.

Curry was asked if he still gets nervous before games, and he gave an honest response.

Curry said, “I feel like if I didn’t panic or get adrenaline, that would be a sign that I needed to quit, because it wouldn’t matter.” “Obviously nerves signal that I want to be successful and that what I’m doing is worthwhile, so I expect to be nervous for many years to come.”

Curry has been one of the league’s best players for nearly a decade now, and when he won his fourth world championship and first NBA Finals MVP a calendar year ago, many began to think he’d become arguably one of the 10 greatest players of all time.

He is the greatest outside shooter in the history of the game, and he is also an underrated passer, ball-handler, penetrator, and rebounder.

What allows Curry to still play at a high level during the NBA equivalent of old age is the fact that instead of relying on athleticism, he relies almost entirely on skill and the will to do his own thing.

There was a time when some doubted his composure and toughness, but his performance in the 2022 NBA Finals — especially Game 4, when he had 43 points and 10 rebounds — put those accusations to rest forever.

The big question is whether the Warriors will be able to mount any challenge moving forward after trading away their best young player, Jordan Poole, along with 38-year-old Chris Paul, who is certainly looking to decline.

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