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Mike Breen of ESPN Discusses Stephen Curry’s Struggle Against Matthew Dellavedova – 6/10/15

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WE COULD HEAR THE
INCREDULOUSNESS IN YOUR VOICE AS
WELL AS WITH VAN GUNDY AND MARK
JACKSON WHEN IT COMES TO MATT
DELLAVEDOVA.
WHAT ABOUT WHEN IT'S A
COMMERCIAL BREAK AND YOU GUYS
TAKE YOUR HEADSETS OFF.
ARE YOU LOOKING AT EACH OTHER
SAYING, WHO IS THIS GUY?
>> ABSOLUTELY.
BUT SAYING IT WITH SUCH
ADMIRATION BECAUSE HE'S WHAT
EVERY FAN DREAMS OF BEING.
THE UPHELDED GUY THAT, YOU KNOW,
DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE GREATEST
ATHLETE, BUT HE JUST PLAYS SO
HARD AND EVERYTHING COMES HIS
WAY FROM EFFORT.
I'M HAPPY FOR HIM BECAUSE I FELT
THAT THE DIRTY TAG THAT WAS
PLACED ON HIM AFTER SOME OF THE
HARD FOULS, THE TAJ GIBSON FOULS
EARLIER, PEOPLE SAYING HE'S
DIRTY PLAYER.
DOES HE PLAY RECKLESS, YES, BUT
THAT'S WHY HE'S ON THE TEAM.
THAT'S WHY HE'S GETTING MINUTES.
AND THAT'S WHY HE'S COME AS FAR
AS HE'S COME.
SO I THINK JUST THE AVERAGE
PERSON CAN RELATE TO HIM BECAUSE
OF THAT HUMILITY AS WELL.
HE DID A GREAT JOB ON CURRY THE
OTHER DAY, AND ALL HE WANTED TO
SAY, REALLY IT'S THE TEAM
DEFENSE, IT'S THE SCHEMES THAT
WORK.
HE'S NOT ACCEPTING ANY OF THE
INDIVIDUAL CREDIT.
>> WELL, I MEAN, THERE IS SOME
SWITCHING THAT'S GOING ON ON
CURRY THAT I'M SEEING, MIKE,
THAT DOES LEAD CREDENCE THAT
IT'S A TEAM DEFENSE, FROM MY
PERSPECTIVE FROM WHAT I'M SEEING
FROM DELLAVEDOVA IS AN ATTITUDE
THAT PERMEATES THROUGHOUT THE
REST OF THE TEAM TOWARDS
DEFENSE.
THAT IS WHAT†-- IT DOES APPEAR
THAT THEY'RE TAKING THEIR CUE
FROM DELLAVEDOVA ON THAT FRONT,
AND NOT LEBRON, WHAT ABOUT FROM
YOUR SEAT?
>> THAT'S A GREAT POINT.
EFFORT IS CONTAGIOUS, AND WHEN
YOU SEE A GUY GOING ALL OUT LIKE
THAT, AND JAMES IS PLAYING THE
SAME WAY, BUT DELLAVEDOVA PLAYS
SO HARD TO THE POINT WHERE HE
HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED.
I MEAN, CAN THAT MAKE THE
NARRATIVE ANY BETTER?
THE FACT THAT THE GUY GOES SO
OUT THAT HE'S GOT TO GO TO THE
HOSPITAL.
AND I THINK I HAVEN'T CHECKED
RECENTLY, I THINK HE JUST GOT
RELEASED.
SO THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT YOU
SEE A GUY DIVING FOR EVERY LOOSE
BALL.
SO THE NEXT LOOSE BALL, YOU'RE
GOING TO DIVE FOR IT BECAUSE
YOUR TEAMMATE'S DOING IT.
AND IT REALLY HAS SPREAD
THROUGHOUT AND THEY HAVE RALLIED
AROUND THIS COUNT THEM OUT
THEORY THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE
WHEN KYRIE IRVING WENT DOWN, I
COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY PEOPLE
THOUGHT THERE WAS GOING TO BE A
SWEEP, OR AT LEAST FIVE GAMES.
AND I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT
LEBRON HAS THROWN INTO THEIR
HEADS AS A MOTIVATIONAL TOOL AND
THEY'VE USED IT.
I'M NOT BIG ON THAT.
THE CHIP ON THE SHOULDER,
EVERYBODY KIND OF THE WORLD WAS
AGAINST US, I THINK THAT'S SO
CLICHIST, BUT I THINK IN THIS
PARTICULAR INSTANCE, IT HAD SOME
VALIDITY.

BEFORE I LET GROW, POLL QUESTION
TODAY, CHRIS BROCKMAN, READ OFF
THE NAMES THAT WE'VE TRIED TO
RENAME MATT DELLAVEDOVA, MAYBE
MIKE PICKS ONE AND ENOUGH THAT
IT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH, MAYBE
JUST FOR AUDIENCE SLIP WISE.
>> DOYLE MY BEST†-- I'LL DO MY
BEST.
MATTHEW LOCKDOWNAVADOVA.
DOVEONTHEFLOORA.
>> HE'S NOT RUSSIAN.
>> MATTHEW CRAMPUPAVADOVA, OR
MATTHEW RESERVETANKADOVA.
>> I LIKE DOVE ON THE FLOORA.
>> IT HAPPENS ONCE IN A WHILE,
DOVE ON THE FLOOR HAPPENS EVERY
TIME HE RUNS ON THE COURT.
>> USE IT AS YOUR OWN.
GO AHEAD.
>> DO I NEED TO GIVE CREDIT?
>> LOOK, I KNOW THAT THERE'S,
YOU KNOW, I USED TO BE WITH THE
WORLDWIDE LEADER, YOU MIGHT BE
ABLE TO SLIP THAT ONE PAST THE
GOALIE, JUST GO AHEAD, MIKE, USE
IT, AND WE'LL KNOW, THAT'S ALL.
>> THAT'S A DEAL.
>> THANKS FOR CALLING IN, MIKE.
>> RICH, GOOD TO TALK TO YOU.
>> MIKE BREEN.
RIGHT HERE "THE RICH EISEN
SHOW."