Stephen Curry interview
February 17, 2017
Here are Stephen Curry interview quotes from Friday at 2017 All-Star weekend:
Question: Do you still consider the Warriors to be a jumpshooting
team with the addition of Kevin Durant?
And the second question is when your shots are
not falling during the game, what kind of
adjustments do you usually do?
The answer to the second
question is keep shooting. Work your way out of a,
quote-unquote, slump that way. I don't know how you
classify a team. We just want to win. Whether we
shoot a lot of jumpers or find other ways to score,
everybody is just focused on winning. It doesn't matter
how you characterize it.
Question: Do you agree that you represent a new style of
Yeah, I have a different style of
playing. It's the way I've been playing since I can
remember, so it's natural to me. But the way the
league is going, you've got to be able to shoot. You've
got to have skill and be able to handle the ball and do a
lot of different things, be as versatile as you can. Yeah,
I'm very comfortable with how I'm playing, and I do it at
a very high level.
Question: We saw during the history of the NBA lots of
rivals, like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. How do
you feel about you and LeBron James?
Competition is high right now.
Obviously, I know who's at the top of their game and
who you have to -- potentially have to go through to win
a championship. We've had two good battles against
Cleveland the last two years. Who knows how this
year will play out. There's so much talent around the
league. Night in and night out, no matter what team
you play, there are stars out there that are helping to
push the game to new levels. It's a fun time to be
playing in the NBA right now.
Question: What's your goal for the season? What do you
want to achieve?
Win a championship, man. That's
it. That's it. That's why we play, to realize that dream.
We know, having won before, we know exactly what it takes. Having been on the losing side, we know how
thin the line is between winning and losing. That's
what it's all about.
Question: Why are you not doing the Three-Point Contest
That's a great question. I've done
it six times, I think. I told myself I was going to do it
until I won, and I won two years ago, and then I had to
come back and defend my title. But I got beat by my
teammate, Klay Thompson. So I passed the torch on
to him and let him win it for the Warriors this year,
tomorrow night. So I'll be rooting him on.