Stephen Curry has been going through a rough patch recently.
During the Warriors' game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night, Curry injured his right ring finger, and was forced to sit out the next game against the Kings, a game which Golden State lost in a close affair. Not wanting to sit out for any longer, Curry decided to suit up for the game against the Lakers on Wednesday, and through four quarters, wasn't providing that much of an impact. He had only scored 15 points through the first 48 minutes of the game, but things turned around once overtime struck, and Curry has Kobe Bryant to thank for it, according to Ramona Shelburne.
Kobe's advice seemed to work, as Curry led the Warriors to a tough 127-123 win over the Lakers.
It's fitting that Steph came to Bryant for help while in LA, as Kobe isn't a stranger to finger injuries.
Back in 2010, Kobe suffered a finger injury due to a run-in with Dwyane Wade in the All-Star game that year. Electing to not receive surgery on the digit, Kobe played through the pain for the rest of the season and the playoffs, leading the Lakers to a 16th NBA championship while averaging almost 30 points during the postseason.
The two-time MVP admits that it'll be tough dealing with the ailement, but he's certain he'll learn to deal with it as it begins to heal.
"It hurts," Curry said. "But guys have played through worse than this. Obviously with your shooting hand, it's one of those things you got to get adjusted to. I'm not used to playing with tape, a brace, wrist wrap, all that stuff. But I'll get better with it."
For the NBA's sake, we can only hope things don't get worse for Curry, as missing out on watching the electric superstar for a large portion of the season would be dreadful.