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Warriors' Bob Myers reveals defining aspect of Steph Curry's greatness

Warriors' Bob Myers reveals defining aspect of Steph Curry's greatness

There are many ways to define Steph Curry's greatness both on and off the court.

He's a three-time NBA champion, a two-time league MVP, the greatest shooter of all-time and already is a top-15 player in the history if the game with the top 10 insight. He's a transcendent superstar who can play with anyone, on any team and as long as you have him, your team will contend. In the history of the game, there have been very few players that you can say that about.

"You know what Curry does?" Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers told 95.7 The Game. "He keeps you in every game. He gives you a chance to win every single game, no matter who you are playing, and that ability is what makes him special. So when you have him on your team, there's no ceiling. There's no, 'Oh, we can't win and can't score.' That's what special is ... Better guy than player. We're talking about appreciating him. What you see is what you get. He doesn't do the activism, he doesn't talk about stuff on a podium and go home or get off the microphone and act a different way. As described, he delivers. He's authentic man. And that's probably my favorite part of him.

Over the last six seasons, Curry has risen to the top of the game, taking the Warriors to never-before-seen heights along with him.

Detractors would point the talent he's been surrounded by, the addition of Kevin Durant, and, in their incorrect opinion, some poor NBA FInals performances as reason to knock his greatness. But none of that happens without Curry.

Do you think Durant would have left Oklahoma City for the Bay Area without Curry being on the team and without the Warriors' star's blessing? No chance. Curry is the focal point of the NBA's marquee team of the last decade.

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Like the sun, everything revolves around him. The Warriors go as he goes.

In the three seasons he played with Durant, the Warriors were plus-1.3 points per 48 minutes with Durant on the floor and Curry off. They were plus-12.1 points with Curry on and Durant off.

Curry's greatness is infectious and it permeates not only his teammates but also the culture of the franchise.

If there is any reason to believe the Warriors will return to the top of the NBA next season it's that Curry will be healthy and rested.

He's simply too great to allow them to fail.

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Heat guard Tyler Herro studies Warriors' Klay Thompson to improve shot

Heat guard Tyler Herro studies Warriors' Klay Thompson to improve shot

Klay Thompson's shot is that of near perfection. Steph Curry might be regarded as the greatest shooter in NBA history, but his fellow Splash Brother's form is picturesque. 

Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro is taking note, too. The shooting guard has taken advantage of his time away from the court before the NBA's restart by watching film on Thompson and other greats.

"Klay Thompson, Ray Allen, CJ McCollum, Steve Nash and Bradley Beal are the guys that’s I’ve watched, just picking different things from each player," Herro recently told reporters, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. 

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Herro, 20, is averaging 12.9 points per game for the Heat while shooting an impressive 39.1 percent from 3-point range. As a rookie, Thompson shot 41.4 percent from deep and has a career 41.9 shooting percentage from beyond the arc. They don't make many like Klay. 

Miami's young sharpshooter is studying one specific part of Thompson's game, too.

"You know, Klay and Ray, they do the catch-and-shoot very well," Herro said. "So that's the thing that I pay attention to when I'm watching them. But every player that I watch, or the coaches have me watch, I can dissect something new or something different from their game to try to add it to mine."

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Herro and the Heat resume their season Aug. 1 against the Denver Nuggets in Orlando. In just his first season, he has helped the Heat become a contender as a feared outside shooter and will play a big role once the NBA returns. 

Rested, healthy and full of more knowledge from hours watching film, we'll soon be able to see what exactly Herro picked up from Thompson other great shooters.

Eight things Warriors must do to return to NBA championship contention

Eight things Warriors must do to return to NBA championship contention

Until the current NBA season is completed -- if it ever is -- the Warriors will remain the reigning Western Conference champions. Yes, the 15-50 Golden State Warriors.

Obviously, they didn't come anywhere near their recent level of success this season, ending their season with the worst record in the league after making five straight NBA Finals. That said, the Warriors' roster isn't anywhere near the worst in the NBA. Not even close.

Though it would seem like quite a bounce-back, a Golden State resurgence next season isn't out of the question. In fact, for many reasons, you can bank on it. But resurgence isn't what the Warriors are aiming for. They don't simply want to climb out of the cellar.

They want to win championships.

Though they have many of the key ingredients already in place, some vital developments will have to occur in order for the Warriors to get back to title contention. Some will be more easily accomplished than others, and not all of them are in Golden State's control. But if the Warriors do these eight things, they'll give themselves a chance to lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy once again.

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