As part of NBA TV’s playoff coverage, Nets point guard Jarrett Jack joined the NBA GameTime program last night before and after Golden State’s close Game 2 victory over Houston. The well-spoken Jack answered a ton of questions on Twitter and helped analyze the specifics of the Western Conference Finals during his appearance. The NBA TV crew played the small bit of Stephen Curry’s MVP acceptance speech where the Warriors guard praised Jack’s leadership and here’s how he reacted:
“That’s tough. Real humbling. You know, I always would just stay in his ear cause Steph is a quiet kid, not a boisterous kid by nature. But just telling him to understand that it’s paramount that your voice is heard. On a day by day basis, it needs to be necessary and people need to understand that your voice, not in an unbearable or annoying way, but you need to let them know what the tone and what the temperature is for Golden State basketball. Period, point blank, from start to finish. And it’s gonna start with you and it’s gonna end with you.”
Jack and Curry played together in Golden State during the 2012-2013 season and it’s fairly obvious that his advice rubbed off on the young star. In just a few years, Curry has transcended his game and become one of the best shooters in NBA History. Thanks to Curry (and maybe Jack’s wisdom!), the Warriors won 67 games this year and are now just two wins away from the NBA Finals.
Watch: Clip of Jack reacting to Curry’s praise here.
Watch: Video of Curry’s entire MVP speech here.