Stephen Curry is doing some incredible things this season, where the Golden State Warriors are missing Klay Thompson due to a season-ending injury. The point guard has been carried his team and is now considered by a lot of people an MVP candidate for this season. Yes, the Warriors should have a better record for Steph to be a favorite but the results haven't gone in their favor in some games.
However, he doesn't seem to be bothered by any of these. Curry is confident that the game will do the talk and he'll leave things to fall into place at the end of the season. The Warriors superstar scored 40 against the Orlando Magic on Thursday and made it clear he's not trying to win the award, he just wants to compete.
Via ESPN's Nick Friedell:
"The game speaks for itself," said Curry, who previously won the MVP award in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. "Those two [MVP] years is the exact same kind of conversation. Obviously, that's an amazing accomplishment, and being in that conversation with all that we've been through these last two years, that means something. Those narratives make themselves as you go throughout the season, and my job is obviously just be at the level that I expect to be, and usually that means you're at the top at the end of the season.
"I really try not to get distracted by that because it kind of taints the moment. And really right now, if I'm doing my job, then I'll be there at the end of the season, and that will take care of itself."
Curry is the reason why the Warriors have remained competitive this season. He is great, he keeps getting better and the Warriors have a lot to thank him for. However, as Dwyane Wade said, with the things other players like LeBron James or Joel Embiid are doing, and their team's records, Curry will have a hard time trying to win the award.