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Was waiting for your take on Monday’s game and you didn’t disappoint. A great read. Thanks
A great column about a great, great player. Well done.
I watched the game on TNT. After the game I watched Barkley to hear what he would say. He said something to the effect, “I am speechless. That was the single greatest performance I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of basketball.” That really said it all.
I am a long suffering Warrior fan, like all of us, and can’t believe how lucky I am to be alive and able to watch every single game. My wife has endured, but she understands. This has just been incredible. This may have surpassed the Joe Montana 49ers as the greatest era in Bay Area sports.
Glad I didn’t skip reading – love your extra insight
He’s not only a transcendent sports icon. Curry is the embodiment of what we long for our icons to be. Polite, married, family man.
He’s a remarkable individual at a time when so many sports stars come off as disagreeable thugs.
He sets a tone that his team has clearly bought into and it sets the organization apart on too many levels to mention here.
Bravo Mr. Curry…and thanks
I’ve already heard a little ‘old school’ grumbling about the unanimous part. Which is ridiculous. I mean, it’s a two part question. Should he have been the first? Probably not. But does he deserve to be unanimous? Absolutely.
Great capture of Curry’s essence and insight from Kerr. Regarding skipping (what a beautiful thing to notice) I will always remember Bill Walsh skipping off the field after a great comeback win that I believe occurred in 1980. Always stuck in my mind as pure joy.
I think it was vs. Cincy
Cohn at his best.
Thanks, Dr. Feelgood
Yes you’re right. I had to check, it was 1987.
Another true gem of an article. A delight to read and feel like we were a part of your interaction with Kerr and the ceremony itself. Thank you.
I admit, I missed seeing the skip as I was in a meeting at the outset of the game, but it in no way surprises me. its just who he is as a player, as a person. It is truly in his DNA. You can see it in how he carries himself after a made shot, or on the almost aw shucks expression when he misses. It is the pure joy of getting to play a game, all the time. And being able to remember that it is still a game.
Then to add in that performance. Watching it from my couch, in surround sound, all I could say was, “Wow” and “Here it comes!” You could see and almost feel that he sensed the moment. And rose to it. Forget that, he passed it, draining a three pointer that left Paul Allen with mouth agape.
It is as I stated on social media: “It’s simply just not fair. Nope, not even a little bit.” #currytime
The pure joy pushes it further beyond that.
Beautiful…when you write like this i can almost feel the emotion in your voice…this guy is a such a joy to write about and you did great!
Thanks, Frank. Hope you are well
One of the things about Curry is his faith – he’s really devout. Although he mentions it from time to time (being blessed, thanking God), I don’t find it objectionable – and with most other athletes it feels intrusive and heavy-handed. His faith seems more personal and quiet, less “hit you over the head with a hammer.” (Mike Singletary, comes to mind here – and most other athletes who profess faith.) Maybe because he doesn’t get into crediting God with determining outcomes of games? Don’t know.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.