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Warriors coach Steve Kerr shares great Steph Curry story with Eagles

Warriors coach Steve Kerr shares great Steph Curry story with Eagles

Steph Curry's hard work is no secret to coach Steve Kerr or anyone who has followed the Warriors during his 11 seasons in the Bay Area. You don't go from a prospect with little to no Division I attention to a two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion by just showing up.

So when Kerr was asked to speak to the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles during a virtual team meeting, he provided an anecdote on Curry's unquenchable work ethic.

"The best example I took from him was, after practice Steph Curry takes a hundred shots. After a full practice," Eagles safety Will Parks told ESPN's Tim McManus. "That's another thing, to be able to work hard after work and be able to dial in and dedicate even more time to your craft."

Kerr was a teammate of NBA legend Michael Jordan during his playing days with the Chicago Bulls, and recently compared MJ's drive to Curry's.

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"Both players were and are just incredibly hard-working," Kerr said on a video call with the University of San Francisco. "So you know when your best player is also the guy who's there first, you know who stays the latest and is constantly working to get better. It kind of sets a tone for the whole organization and that's what Michael was. He worked so incredibly hard."

As the world got to see up close in ESPN's "The Last Dance," Jordan and Curry don't exactly approach communication with teammates, coaches and executives the same way.

But there's no debating that Curry has earned each and every accolade he has accrued in his decorated basketball career.

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Warriors' Steve Kerr regrets 'embarrassing' 2019 China-Hong Kong comments

Warriors' Steve Kerr regrets 'embarrassing' 2019 China-Hong Kong comments

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey created a significant controvery last October with his tweet showing support for the protestors in Hong Kong.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr -- who was asked about the issue a couple of days later -- wishes he handled his response differently.

"That was a really, really uncomfortable position to be in," Kerr told Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos this week on KQED's "Political Breakdown" podcast. "China has been a partner in the NBA -- and across America with thousands of companies -- so all of a sudden, when the human rights issues really are being exposed and you're asked about it, it's like, 'Oh, wait a second.' 

"I was sort of deer in the headlights when I was asked about it. And I think it caught a lot of us by surprise. I handled it horribly. I regret my answer to this day. I sort of gave it 'no comment,' and then said something else. It was really embarrassing.

"But that's part of the deal when you're part of the public eye and you choose to speak out. You have to take that. You gotta be ready. You're gonna screw up sometimes."

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So what were Kerr's original comments?

"It's a really bizarre international story, and a lot of us don't know what to make of it," he said to reporters. "So it's something I'm reading about just like everybody is, but I'm not going to comment further than that.

"What I've found is that it's easy to speak on issues that I'm passionate about and that I feel like I'm well-versed on, and I've found that it makes the most sense to stick to topics that fall in that category.

"So I try to keep my comments to those things, and so it's not difficult. It's more I'm just trying to learn."

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Warriors' Steph Curry might wear Mavericks uniform as virtual fan

Warriors' Steph Curry might wear Mavericks uniform as virtual fan

Steph Curry is not physically in Orlando for the restart to the 2019-20 NBA season.

But the Warriors superstar could be making a virtual appearance in the bubble when the Dallas Mavericks take the court in the playoffs.

"When they get to the first round, I might be in there and wear my Dallas uniform and make everybody go crazy," Steph recently told CNBC's Jabari Young.

Why would the two-time NBA MVP do this? The answer is simple: His brother, Seth, plays for the Mavs.

The hope is that Seth is in uniform if and when this happens, as he missed Dallas' last two games because of right leg soreness.

Seth is having a terrific season, averaging 12.5 points and 2.0 assists, while shooting just under 50 percent from the field and 45 percent from beyond the arc.

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The Mavs practically are locked into the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, and most likely will face the LA Clippers in the opening round of the playoffs.

As for Steph, there's an outside chance he can watch his little brother take the court in person -- not through virtual technology -- later this month.

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The Athletic's Sam Amick reported Friday morning that the NBA is exploring the possibility for the Warriors (and the other seven teams not in Orlando) to join the bubble so they can hold organized team workouts/practices.

If this happens, you gotta assume Steph and former Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will be hitting the golf course together.

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