Steph Curry has made Steve Kerr look very smart many times, and the Warriors coach likely is hoping the star point guard does so again in reference to one of Kerr's recent proclamations.
On Sunday, Kerr told reporters after practice that he believed Curry was, "at his peak physically, mentally." A day later, Curry insisted he hoped to prove Kerr correct.
"Didn’t he say that last year, too? Two years ago?” Curry responded when told of Kerr's opinion, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau. “So, I’m still sustaining this level, right? I don’t know what kind of time limit he’s putting on me. I like that.
"He said that two years ago, and I tried to prove him right," Curry continued. "Then he’ll say that two years from now, and I’ll try to prove him right again."
Kerr previously said Curry was at his peak just prior to the start of the 2017-18 season, which concluded with the second of consecutive championships. Of course, that Warriors team was arguably one of the most talented in league history, and much of that talent has since departed Golden State.
With Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson expected out until at least the All-Star break, Curry will have to take on a greater offensive role than he played the last time Kerr thought he was at his peak. If he can provide what the Warriors will need, he can prove Kerr's original proclamation false and his most recent one correct.