Stephen Curry is the reigning MVP and his Golden State Warriors are the reigning NBA champions.  Still somehow they’ve managed to get even better this season.  In an interview with Fox Sports, Curry discusses the Warriors chasing the 96′ Bulls 72-10 record and the difference in coverage between him and Cam Newton.

FOX Sports: Obviously you guys are on a record-setting pace, and there’s been a lot of talk about 72-10, chasing the ’96 Bulls. Do you guys even talk about that internally? Do players talk about that, do coaches, or is that mostly media and fans who are discussing it?

Stephen Curry: We talk about it because we’re asked about it, mostly. We’re not afraid to address it and understand the opportunity we have, obviously with the 24-0 start. We’re on pace for it, or actually I think we’re one game ahead of that pace.

So we know where we are, but it’s really hard to fast-forward to April and really kind of get your mind to where, we’re 28 games from tying the record. It just makes it sink in how hard and how special that accomplishment was for the Bulls. We’re obviously worried about what happens in the playoffs, and being healthy and full-strength playing our best come April 16 or whenever our last game is.

But if we have an opportunity to go for it, we’ll go for it. Because how many chances are you going to get to be a team that passes that record, and obviously everybody’s still talking about the 95-96 Bulls — one, because of their record, and two, because they finished it off with a championship. We want to be able to do both, too.

FS: Obviously your Panthers are in the Super Bowl, wanted to ask you a little bit about Cam Newton. You’re the reigning MVP in the NBA, he’s on track to win it this year in the NFL. But in the media, you guys are portrayed very differently. He’s criticized for what seems like nonsense, but you get almost universally positive coverage. Why do you think that is?

SC: I don’t know. He’s addressed it a lot actually, and I respect him for standing up and answering those questions for sure. Obviously there’s a lot of talk about race and just his uniqueness as a player. And there’s so much scrutiny for the quarterback position in football in general. But the way he plays the game is so much fun to watch — he’s smiling, he’s joking, he’s laughing, he has a flair about him. And obviously when he’s dancing in the end zone and all that, he’s not the first person to do it, he won’t be the last person to do it.

The unwarranted scrutiny, I don’t know really what the root of it is, but the fact that he continues to be himself despite whatever anybody might say, or any letter that a fan might write about why he’s dancing in the end zone, dabbing or whatever. He takes it well, and continues to be himself and just plays the game and has fun doing what he does. I try to keep that same mentality, regardless of if there’s praise or scrutiny.

Curry also discusses having Steve Kerr back and having a long career like Kobe Bryant.  Read the full interview HERE.

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