Rose explains why Curry more approachable than previous NBA stars

Steph Curry of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors is the new face of the NBA, succeeding LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s the reigning MVP fans come early for, to watch his pregame dribbling routines and shoot-around. But what makes Curry so popular? His everyman quality, said ESPN analyst Jalen Rose during a media call with P.J. Carlesimo previewing ESPN/ABC’s slate of five NBA games Christmas Day, including ABC’s telecast of Curry’s Warriors against James’ Cavaliers (5 p.m. ET). Jalen added that at 6’3,” 190 pounds, Curry could be your neighbor, vs. a physical marvel like the 6’8,” 250 pound James. Not to mention a giant, like the 7’1” 325 pound Shaquille O’Neal.

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