Steph Curry is a magician on the basketball court. In reality, he's one of the game's best jugglers as well.
At 32 years old and in his 12th NBA season, Curry has found the perfect balance of being the best, husband, father of three, businessman, philanthripost and much more that he can be. Warriors general manager believes that peace is what has led to Curry playing like an NBA MVP yet again this season.
"What I think he's channeled is, he's found a way -- all the success, all the fame, all the celebrity, the highs, the lows, the in-between -- he's found a place where he's at peace," Myers said to NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann and Dorell Wright on the latest "Dubs Talk" podcast, prior to the Warriors' gut-wrenching loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. "I think that is what allows him to be who he is and to save his energy and use it wisely and be efficient. I don't think you really realize that until you're six, seven, eight, nine, 10 years in the league sometimes where you know when to put in your work, you know how to live and be with your family, how to show up and live on the road and I think you're seeing it all come together for Steph."
After dropping 35 points in Wednesday night's loss, Curry now is averaging 29.7 points per game for the 19-17 Warriors. He's looked like a one-man show at times, yet never finds himself making headlines for the wrong reasons. Curry continues to be the gold standard as a player and teammate, on and off the court.
What Myers sees is a superstar who has proven himself in every sense of the word. Curry still is the ultimate competitor but he's at a much different spot in his career and life than just a few seasons ago.
Curry's first MVP came in his age-26 season. In less than two weeks, he will turn 33. While he still dominates just as much -- or even more -- this is a different player and person than six seasons ago.
"Obviously to accomplish the individual accolades of a couple MVP seasons, to have the championships ... I think now, he's just playing for love," Myers said. "It's not that he doesn't want to win -- he does, we all do. But I don't think he feels any pressure beyond the pressure he puts on himself. I think for a while, like any player, he wants to prove to he can do this or that.
"I mean, what else does he have left to prove? So I think he's able to just go play basketball and he's already unbelievably talented and hardworking. We're seeing it all kind of culminate this season."