Jeremy Lin is one of the most notable Stephen Curry fans around. Part of that is because he is closely acquainted with the greatest shooter of all time, having played with him on the Golden State Warriors.
Because of that, Lin is keenly familiar with the highs and lows Curry faced throughout his career.
Before he was the reigning NBA Finals MVP and a four-time champ, Curry was a guy just trying to prove himself.
And it wasn’t always easy.
“I was with him my rookie year,” Lin said an in interview with Sky Sports.
“The coach that we had didn’t believe that much in Steph and would bench him a lot, get on him, yell at him a lot, was just really tough on him. It almost became normal that every fourth quarter, he would get benched for a certain stretch.
“I felt that would shake any player to some degree and even though his confidence would kind of waver a little bit – because of the way that he was being coached – he had a deep, deep, very strong belief that he was a great player and that he would become a great player, and that the way things were going at that time was not how they were always going to go.”
Fortunately, eventually, Curry ended up winning the doubters over.
As for Lin, he has quietly turned into one of the most intriguing basketball voices around in recent years. Whether he is breaking down Curry’s legacy or revealing the time he almost destroyed Kobe Bryant (but didn’t) – Lin generally keeps it pretty real.
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What fun hoops-related topic will he ultimately open up about next?
Time will tell.