Kerr likens Curry to Jordan: Fans cheering for him 'no matter where we go'
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr compared superstar Steph Curry to former teammate Michael Jordan when it comes to how fans react to their performances on the road.
"He's the modern M.J.," Kerr said Monday after the Warriors' 127-118 win over the Washington Wizards. "He transcends the game, he elicits an emotion from people because he's so awe inspiring with his play that no matter where we go, there are people who are cheering for him and can't wait to see him perform."
Curry scored 41 points on the road in Washington, including 11 during the final 5:54 of the fourth quarter. The 34-year-old is averaging 29.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.3 assists on the road this season, according to Statmuse.
Kerr believes fans relate to Curry because of his stature.
"He's not this superhero in terms of his size and strength. He's 6-foot-3, 185 (pounds), there are a lot of people out there that size but none who can do what he can do.
"He's incredibly inspiring, and as a result we get a ton of support on the road," Kerr continued.
The Warriors continue their four-game Eastern Conference road trip on Thursday against the Boston Celtics in a rematch of the NBA Finals.