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Curry shrugs off Westbrook's 'who is he?' comment

Curry shrugs off Westbrook's 'who is he?' comment

OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry still believes Rockets guard James Harden deserves to win the MVP award, even if Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, another MVP contender, was utterly dismissive of Curry’s opinion.

When informed earlier this week that Curry considered Harden the MVP, Westbrook punctuated his response by asking of Curry: “Who is he?”

Asked about Westbrook’s comment, Curry on Saturday morning provided another example of his instinct for discretion.

“No, I don’t have a response to him,” Curry said. “But if you ask anybody in the league, they’ll probably have an opinion on who they think (should win), whether you agree with it or not. It’s not, obviously, my decision.”

Harden and Westbrook are the leading contenders for the award Curry has won in each of the past two seasons.

It should be noted, too, that ever since Kevin Durant left the Thunder to join the Warriors, Westbrook’s notorious competitiveness goes to another level regarding anything related to the Warriors.

No matter, according to Curry.

“I try to stay away from those Twitter/Social Media interview wars,” he said. “It doesn’t do anything for me. So I will be myself, say what I think and keep it moving.”

Steph Curry's net pay after taxes, escrow, agent fees

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Steph Curry's net pay after taxes, escrow, agent fees

In July, Steph Curry signed a 5-year deal worth $201,158,790.

- 2017-18 = $34,682,500
- 2018-19 = $37,457,153
- 2019-20 = $40,231,758
- 2020-21 = 43,006,362
- 2021-22 = $45,780,966

On Tuesday, ESPN's Darren Rovell and Bobby Marks examined Curry's salary for this season.

When you factor in everything, the two-time MVP's net pay is...

$15,263,905.

Here's how Rovell and Marks arrived at that number:

- 2017-18 escrow (10 percent) = -$3,468,255
- Federal taxes = -$11,655,683
- City/state taxes = -$4,105,453
- Agent fees (3 percent) = -$954,597
- 401K (max allowed) = -$18,000
- 2016-17 escrow = +$605,618
- Shortfall = +$177,725 

Steph Curry pays a lot of money in taxes. 

Steph Curry makes a lot of money.

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When it comes to net pay, LeBron James ($16,737,751) is No. 1 and Paul Millsap ($15,563,401) is No. 2.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Former Warriors guard insults Durant, then deletes tweet

Former Warriors guard insults Durant, then deletes tweet

On Tuesday afternoon, Jordan Crawford was on Twitter.

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When he saw the following tweet...

... Crawford quote tweeted it by saying:

"A 7ft 12 year old."

Within a matter of seconds, Crawford deleted the tweet.

This is funny, of course, because Durant recently deleted two tweets in which he said some not-so-nice things about the OKC franchise, Thunder players and head coach Billy Donovan.

Crawford appeared in 42 regular season games for the Warriors during the 2013-14 season, averaging 8.4 points per contest.

He scored 41 points in the season finale against the Nuggets.

After two years out of the league, Crawford averaged 14.1 points and 3.0 assists over 19 games with the Pelicans last season.