A look inside what makes Steph Curry a special leader for Golden State Warriors

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OAKLAND, Calif. — From his home that is less than a 30-minute drive from Oracle Arena, Ted Ma, a self-described leadership expert, has kept tabs on one of the most successful leaders in the Bay Area, if not the entire country.

A leader who wears high tops rather than wingtips.

A leader who performs occasional chest bumps at work.

A leader whose skills will be on display when the Golden State Warriors play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

That would be Steph Curry, who is a quintessential leader despite his baby-face looks and soft-spoken nature. Ma, who said his perspective on leadership comes from building an international sales team of over 6,000 independent agents, said Curry’s leadership skills involve three areas:

Accepting a secondary role

When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors before the 2016-17 season, Curry was the team’s leading scorer and top option on offense. Then, without public complaint, Curry accepted his role as the…

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