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ONE OF THE
SURE FIRE CANDIDATES FOR MOST
VALUABLE PLAYER IN THE NBA
TODAY.
PLEASED TO WELCOME FROM THE
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS HERE ON
"THE RICH EISEN SHOW" STEPH
CURRY.
HOW ARE YOU?
>> I'M DOING GREAT.
THANKS FOR HAVING ME.
>> A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU.
YOU CAN'T SEE RIGHT NOW, BUT I'M
SO SURE THIS INTERVIEW IS GOING
TO GO WELL.
I'M TURNING MY BACK ON THE
CAMERA RIGHT NOW.
BECAUSE I JUST KNOW IT'S GOING
TO GO WELL.
>> I LIKE THAT CONFIDENCE.
>> WHAT DO YOU LIKE?
>> I LIKE THAT CONFIDENCE.
>> I'M JUST --
>> ON THE COURT EVERY ONCE IN A
WHILE TOO.
>> I'M FOLLOWING YOUR LEAD HERE.
YOU KNOW?
I'M FOLLOWING YOUR LEAD.
WHERE DOES THAT CONFIDENCE COME
FROM?
>> A LOT OF PREPARATION, A LOT
OF WORK THAT GOES INTO IT.
I FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD BE READY
FOR ANY MOMENT THAT COMES YOUR
WAY.
THAT PARTICULAR SHOT, MIGHT HAVE
BEEN A LITTLE BIT OVER THE TOP.
BUT I'M GLAD IT WORKED NOW.
>> WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT WAS
GOING TO GO IN?
AS SOON AS I CAME OFF YOUR HAND?
>> YEAH.
THERE'S SOME -- OCCASIONALLY,
THERE'S A SHOT THAT YOU TAKE, AS
SOON AS IT LEAVES YOUR
FINGERTIPS YOU KNOW IT'S GOING
IN.
THAT HAPPENED TO BE ONE OF THEM.
I MADE TWO OF THEM BEFORE, THAT
SHOT.
AND, YOU KNOW, LIVINGSTON HE PUT
UP THAT LITTLE PASS AND AS SOON
AS I LET IT GO, THERE'S NO DOUBT
IN MY MIND.
THAT'S WHY I TURNED AROUND AND I
HAD FUN WITH CHRIS MIDDLETON.
WE TRIED TO CONTEST THE SHOT.
WE'RE FRIENDS, WE GO WAY BACK
AND I'M HAVING FUN WITH HIM.
>> HOW MUCH BETTER CAN YOU BE IN
YOUR MIND?
>> I THINK I'VE -- YOU KNOW, A
COUPLE OF STEPS TO TAKE.
ADDING THINGS TO MY GAME.
GETTING TO THE FREE-THROW LINE A
LITTLE BIT MORE.
MOSTLY IT'S JUST ABOUT TAKING
WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING AND
TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL,
ESPECIALLY IN THE PLAYOFFS.
SO GOT TO BE READY FOR THOSE
MOMENTS WHEN THEY COME AND
HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE THIS YEAR.
>> OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE GONE, YOU
KNOW, YOU HAVE BEEN AN UPWARD
TREND EVER SINCE YOU HIT THE
NATIONAL SCENE WITH DAVIDSON AND
YOU HAVE TAKEN ONE MONSTER STEP
THIS YEAR.
HOW HAS STEVE KERR HELPED IN
THAT REGARD?
>> HE'S DONE A GREAT JOB OF JUST
TAKING THE FOUNDATION THAT WE
HAVE ESTABLISHED, THE PAST THREE
YEARS WITH THE ROSTER AND THE
CORE THAT'S BEEN TOGETHER.
AND JUST TWEAKING A FEW THINGS.
HE'S A BIG ADVOCATE OF BALL
MOVEMENT.
MOVING THE BODY ON THE OFFENSIVE
END SO WE DON'T GET TOO
STAGNANT.
BEING MORE CONSISTENT AS AN
OFFENSE.
ON THE DEFENSIVE END, YOU KNOW,
BASICALLY TOLD US TO CONTINUE
WHAT WE HAVE -- TO DO WHAT WE
HAVE BEEN DOING THE LAST THREE
YEARS AND THAT'S ESTABLISH ONE
OF THE BEST DEFENSES IN THE
LEAGUE.
AND IT'S BEEN WORKING OUT.
SO HE DIDN'T COME IN REINVENTING
THE WHEEL.
AND KNEW THAT WE HAD A GREAT
ROSTER.
HE WAS TAKING OVER.
BUT HE HAS SOME THINGS THAT HE
WANTED TO SHOW US IN OUR VISION
FOR HOW WE SHOULD PLAY THAT WILL
GET US OVER THE TOP.
>> STEPHEN CURRY, THE POINT
GUARD OF THE GOLDEN STATE
WARRIORS, JOINING ME HERE ON
"THE RICH EISEN SHOW."
WHAT DOES THIS TIME OF THE YEAR,
WHAT MEMORIES DOES THE MARCH
MADNESS BRING UP FOR YOU?
>> SO MANY.
STARTING TO GET A LITTLE
DEPRESSING THINKING HOW FAR
REMOVED I AM FROM THE 2008 RUN.
BUT, YOU KNOW, JUST THAT RIDE WE
HAD WITH DAVIDSON.
YOU KNOW, PLAYING IN FRONT OF
THE 60,000, 70,000 PEOPLE IN
DETROIT AND JUST THOSE TWO WEEKS
THAT, YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING WAS
GOING RIGHT FOR US.
IT WAS PRETTY SPECIAL.
AND, YOU KNOW, I STAY IN TOUCH
WITH THE COACH WHO IS STILL
RUNNING THE SHOW AT DAVIDSON.
ALL THE TEAMMATES AND IT'S
SOMETHING WE'LL NEVER FORGET.
>> THEY'RE THE TENTH SEED IN THE
SOUTH TAKING ON IOWA.
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE SEEN ON
TWITTER BUT I KNOW YOU'RE ACTIVE
ON TWITTER, HAVE YOU SEEN THE
TWEETS BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN
IOWA AND DAVIDSON WHERE IOWA
TOLD THE TWITTER ACCOUNT OF
DAVIDSON THAT YOU'RE NOT THERE
ANYMORE.
DID YOU SEE THAT?
>> I SAW THAT YESTERDAY.
I LIKE THE -- THEY MIGHT BE
SLEEPING ON US A LITTLE BIT.
I MIGHT NOT BE PLAYING, I MIGHT
NOT BE SUITING UP, BUT WE HAVE
SOME TALENT.
>> SO WHAT -- WHY OBVIOUSLY,
YOU'RE FROM NORTH CAROLINA.
YOUR DAD PLAYED IN CHARLOTTE FOR
SO MANY YEARS.
WHY DIDN'T YOU GET OFFERED BY
DUKE, NORTH CAROLINA AND OTHER
SCHOOLS IN THE AREA IN YOUR
ESTIMATION?
>> I WISH I REALLY KNEW THE
EXACT ANSWER.
BUT MOSTLY WHAT I HEARD WHEN I
WAS GOING THROUGH THE RECRUITING
CIRCLE, JUST MY SIZE AND NOT
HAVING THE PHYSICALITY OF
PLAYING NIGHT IN AND NIGHT OUT
AND IN THE HIGH DIVISION I
LEVEL.
SO I DIDN'T WANT TO LISTEN TO
THAT.
I KNEW I MIGHT HAVE BEEN 6'2",
160 SOAKING WET, BUT I COULD
STILL HOLD MY OWN OUT THERE ON
THE FLOOR AND IT WOULD GET
BETTER EVERY SINGLE YEAR.
SO THE COACH BELIEVED IN ME AND
OBVIOUSLY I THINK I MADE THE
RIGHT DECISION GOING TO DAVIDSON
AND KIND OF TRYING TO WRITE MY
OWN STORY.
>> WE KNOW YOU'RE CAROLINA
THROUGH AND THROUGH WITH THE
PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM.
THE CAROLINA PANTHERS.
WE SAW RON RIVERA COME INTO YOUR
LOCKER ROOM ON THE WEEKEND TO
DELIVER A CUSTOM MADE PANTHER
JERSEY TO YOU.
WE SAW IT WAS A NUMBER 30.
THAT'S A RUNNING BACK OR A
CORNERBACK IN THE NATIONAL
FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK YOU COULD
PLAY BETTER?
>> OH, I HAVE TO BE IN THE
SECONDARY FOR SURE.
>> YOU THINK SO?
>> I -- LITTLE BIT OF QUICKNESS
AND LATERAL AND STRAIGHT LINE
SPEED MAYBE TO MAKE SOME PLAYS
ON THE BALLS.
AND MAN THE OUTFIELD.
I ASKED THE COACH IF ANYBODY ON
THE PANTHERS IS WEARING THE
NUMBER 30 AND HE SAID NO.
SO I'LL COME OUT THE THE OTAs
AND HE SAID, YOU STAY RIGHT
WHERE YOU ARE.
>> YOU MIGHT BE BUSY DURING
OTAs, I'LL GO OUT ON A LIMB.
YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN BE A
CHANGE OF PACE BACK, RUN A
SCREEN AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO
AND WITH OPEN SPACE?
>> I LIKE THAT.
I LIKE THAT.
AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT -- I THINK
I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HOLD MY OWN.
>> AS LONG AS YOU HAVE SOME
STEVE SMITH IN YOU TOO.
>> NO DOUBT.
NO DOUBT.
>> BECAUSE, YOU KNOW --
>> STILL WEARING THAT PANTHER
JERSEY.
BUT THAT'S ALL RIGHT.
>> MAYBE CAMERON, CAM IF YOU
TOO.
>> MAYBE.
YOU'RE GETTING ME RILED UP.
I ACTUALLY MIGHT WANT TO TAKE
COACH RIVERA UP AND HEAD OUT TO
WOFFORD FOR SPRING -- FOR
TRAINING CAMP.
>> THERE YOU GO.
DEGREE DRY SPRAY AND YOU WANT TO
UPGRADE ONE LUCKY FAN'S VIEWING
EXPERIENCE FOR THE MARCH MADNESS
THROUGH A TWITTER CONTEST TO
FIND THE ULTIMATE GAME CHANGING
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FAN.
TELL ME ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU
DEPART, STEPH.
>> THEY CAN TWEET THEIR FAVORITE
PHOTO OR VIDEO SHOWING THE
ULTIMATE FANDOM.
THE MARCH MADNESS, WHATEVER
SCHOOL THEY REP.
TWEET IN IT TO @DEGREE MEN WITH
#CONTEST AND MYSELF AND DEGREE
SPRAY WILL PICK THE WINNER.
AND HOPEFULLY I'LL HAVE ENOUGH
POOL AND ENOUGH TALENT TO CALL
WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE OF THE
SCHEDULE AND CLEAR THAT UP FOR
YOU SO YOU CAN SIT AND WATCH,
YOU KNOW, THE FIRST 48 HOURS OF
MARCH MADNESS AND UNINTERRUPTED
AN ENJOY YOURSELF.
>> YOU HAVE YOUR OPTION
OBVIOUSLY WITH MANY SPORTS TALK
SHOWS/SIMULCAST.
ONLY ONE CAN MAKE THAT NFL DREAM
OF YOURS COME TRUE AND THAT'S
THIS ONE.
>> I THINK I'M IN THE RIGHT
SPOT.
>> DON'T FORGET.
>> I HAVE TO CHALLENGE YOU TO
THAT 40 TIME.
I DON'T KNOW.
>> WELL, WHAT DO YOU THINK,
STEPH?
I MEAN, I GOT SLOWER.
I GOT SLOWER AT AGE 45.
AND IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS I'M
OPEN TO ANY CERTAINLY FROM YOU.
>> YEAH, WE MIGHT NEED TO GET
YOU ON THE 365 DAY REGIMENT AND
GET YOU READY FOR NEXT YEAR.
MAYBE GET A LIGHTER SUIT.
>> ACTUALLY I WENT THE LIGHTEST
COTTON THIS YEAR.
I COULDN'T GO ANY LIGHTER,
SERIOUSLY.
>> CASHMERE NEXT YEAR.
>> I DEFINITELY APPRECIATE YOU
SAYING IT'S DEFINITELY THE
EQUIPMENT AND NOT THE PERSON IN
IT.
>> EXACTLY.
>> I APPRECIATE THAT.
YOU TAKE CARE, I LOVE WATCHING
YOU PLAY.
I HAVE SINCE YOU CAME ON THE
SCENE NATIONALLY IN '08.
I HOPE THIS IS FIRST OF MANY
TIMES YOU COME ON THIS PROGRAM,
STEPH.
>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>> YOU BET.