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Steph Curry's got Russell Westbrook’s back “I’m proud of the way he’s conducting himself, and I’m there for him”

Despite Westbrook's salty attitude towards Steph, Curry yet again proved why he's this generation's Tim Duncan.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook dribbles a ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook

Most fans have left Russell Westbrook's corner. Some close friends have lost faith in him, too. But count rival Stephen Curry as one of those who still trust Westbrook despite the struggles.

Steph Curry supports Russell Westbrook

Curry knows Westbrook isn’t defined by his current struggles. As a former MVP to a former MVP, Steph recognizes the harsh nature of the business they are in but claims he is impressed by how Brodie is handling things so far.

“It is the nature of the beast. And in a certain perspective, they build you up to break you down. The real ones who have done amazing things in this league know what that means. He’s a professional, and I’m proud of the way he’s conducting himself, and I’m there for him.”

Steph Curry, Yahoo Sports

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This may be the most difficult season in Westbrook's career. Home fans have started booing him, and some have hurled insults to his family. Brodie remains defiant amid the criticisms, and rival Curry's support is a welcome development for him.

A couple of years ago, it was a different story. When asked to talk about Steph’s greatness, Brodie described him as a shooter and likened him to Damian Lillard.

Certainly, it was only his competitive side that was talking, and fortunately, that didn’t change how Curry supports his rival.

How Russell Westbrook can bounce back

The ultimate silencer to all the critics and bashers would be to win the title. To be fair, Russ isn’t the only problem, but if the Lakers want to make the play-in tournament, Westbrook should shape up soon. The priority should be for Westbrook to cut down his turnovers and improve decision-making on the court. The Lakers can’t rely all the time on a 37-year-old LeBron James. But also, the rest of the team needs to step up collectively.

The front office decided to keep the roster intact, so the players must resolve the issues themselves. Sacrifices have to be made, even if that means limited playing minutes. Russell Westbrook should do whatever it takes for the team to win. After all, that’s what he’s brought in for.

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