To say that Stephen Curry has had a memorable 2015-16 season would be an understatement.
The three-time NBA All-Star point guard led the Golden State Warriors to an NBA single-season best 73 wins en route to being named the first unanimous MVP in league history. He also shattered his own NBA record, sinking 402 3-pointers this season. Insert fire emojis here.
But whether it's his nagging ankle or knee injuries, Chef Curry hasn't been cooking with consistency over the course of these NBA Finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. That's precisely why the Splash Brother is calling Game 6 tonight in Cleveland the most important game of his seven-year NBA career.
"Yeah, we have a chance to win a championship, so definitely the biggest game, and I'm ready for it," Curry told the media Wednesday, when asked if Game 6 would be the most important game of his career, as reported by USA Today Sports.
Curry is coming off a 25-point performance in Game 5 this past Monday night, when he shot just 8-of-21 in the Warriors' loss. With the exception of his 38-point performance in Game 4, Curry averaged a quiet 16 points over the Finals' first three games, leaving a lot to be desired from the first-ever unanimous MVP.
Shoot... Michael Jordan was never named a unanimous MVP and we already know what a savage he was on the court, so the pressure is on Steph to live up to the honor and close out King James and the Cavs tonight.
That being said, he knows what must be done in The Land tonight.
"I want to honestly play better and more consistent, but the situation is right now we're one game away from winning a second championship, and I personally have 48 minutes to do what I need to do to help my team win," Curry added, as reported by USA Today Sports. "So right now you could kind of get lost in [the criticism]. But at the end of the day if I'm sitting here [Thursday] night with another trophy and celebrating with my teammates, we can talk all day."
Will Curry and Dub Nation be popping champagne or will King James, Kyrie Irving and the Cavs force a Game 7 back in Oakland on Father's Day?
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