Miami Heat: Dwyane Wade helping fuel Steph Curry’s reclamation mission

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat hugs Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) goes to the basket against Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22)(Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports) /

Steph Curry has really taken heed to the advice of the greatest Miami Heat player ever.

The final part of the particular quote in question from The Undefeated’s piece talks about the back half of the journey. It’s sort of the resolution, or at least a form of it.

"“That is a message that is real,” Curry told The Undefeated recently while reflecting on Wade’s words. “When you’re on top, it’s hard to see anything other than when you’re on top and being in that environment. Atmosphere is everything. That’s the energy and the juice and a level of basketball that you appreciate the most. So when you get on the other side and you’re trying to get back there, you do have an appreciation for the climb and for what that journey is. “But I got what he’s saying. And not to take any of those years for granted, you remember how hard it is to win in this league and to get to that level.”"

He seems to be appreciating the journey. That sounds eerily similar to something that you often heard from Dwyane Wade in the later years.

Though he didn’t seem to have this complete perspective until he left Miami (awful memories) to join the Chicago Bulls and then to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again, where they were unsuccessful, he saw it. By the time it came all the way back around, with him in Miami to close the whole thing out, he had a better sense of it all… for himself and in a way that made him most comfortable about it all.

Though Steph Curry is still firmly within his prime and title-winning window, with, frankly, several more years left and relative to Dwyane Wade being a bit out of his prime-title winning days at that point, the fact still remains. What Father Prime told him then, is helping to fuel his reclamation now, as the MVP-type player and candidate that he continues to be today.

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