Stephen Curry is now a role-model for promising youth in the NBA. The MVP’s style of game inspires guys like Jordan Clarkson who recently revealed how Curry inspires him to raise the level of the game.
In the initial days of his career, there were many questions on how his game would evolve in the NBA and how his recurring ankle injury would impact his performance. Curry has addressed all concerns in the past two seasons. Even the legendary Kobe Bryant feels that the reigning MVP is the toughest man to guard in the league.
After clinching the MVP award last season, Curry recently touched a few milestones with his lethal three-pointers. With 128 consecutive regular season games with three-pointers, tying the record of highest three-pointers in a single game by scoring 12 against Oklahoma City Thunder, Curry’s brilliance seems to be all-pervasive in the league. And indeed, the MVP has become the face of the NBA.
Rising stars, like Jordan Clarkson, finds Curry’s career inspiring and it lifts his own game. The Golden State All-star has created a new era in the NBA, which lures talented players like Clarkson. The Los Angeles Lakers star himself revealed to Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News that Stephen Curry is his inspiration now.
Clarkson sat out the first spell of his rookie season with the Lakers, but then established himself in the league by winning the All-Rookie First Team honors. Farther strides came in the second season. In his 58 games for the Lakers, Clarkson averaged 15.6 points in 32.4 minutes per game. The player has been a silver lining in the Lakers’ season of sadness and sorrow, where they are virtually out of the reckoning for the playoffs. But the team management considers Clarkson as an important building block to stage a turnaround next season, according to the TFB News.
Jordan Clarkson now stands at the verge of making a giant stride to become a superstar, and who else, but the MVP can inspires him to achieve that glory in the coming season.