PCA Development ZoneTM

Resource Center

The Humility Of Steve Kerr And Stephen Curry Sets A Great Example

The Humility Of Steve Kerr And Stephen Curry Sets A Great Example

Share This Resource

PCA National Advisory Board Member Dacher Keltner is a Psychology Professor and the Director of the Greater Good Science Center (@GreaterGoodSC) at UC-Berkeley. Keltner is most famous in the sports world for his study on NBA teams, when he identified a link between positive, supportive ‘touching’ (such as high-fives) and success on the court. Keltner is also a published author, most recently publishing The Power Paradox.

In this video, Keltner describes how Stephen Curry and PCA National Advisory Board Member Steve Kerr's humility impacts the youth who are learning to enjoy the game and coaches who are new to the profession. As coaches and players in the NBA are sometimes stereotyped as selfish and egotistical, these examples have made a profound impact on the local community. Because Kerr and Curry are "sharers", don't always have arrogant ways of celebrating, and can keep losses in perspective, they set a great example for young athletes and coaches to follow. Professional sports don't always give kids and coaches the best examples at the youth level, but both Curry and Kerr set a great example.