Stephen Curry is a Believer in Dejounte Murray

Dejounte Murray, Stephen Curry
Dejounte Murray, Stephen Curry / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages

Talent recognizes talent, and Stephen Curry wants Dejounte Murray to know his recent NBA All-Star appearance is just the beginning.

The shining San Antonio Spurs point guard dazzled in his All-Star debut as a member of Team Durant, vowing to make his return to the game in the future. That's likely to be the case, as he seems to have unlocked a new tier to his overall play this season and shows no signs of slowing down.

While he certainly could've just been happy to be invited, Murray contributed 17 points, five rebounds, five assists, and several highlight plays in the game. Of course, no one even came close to matching what Steph Curry did for Team LeBron.

After the game, Curry and Murray shared an on-court moment that was one of many examples of stars acknowledging just how far Dejounte has come.

"Congratulations, man," said Curry. "The first of many. You know that. Keep grinding. Keep grinding."

"Hell yeah, I remember what you told me," responded Murray.

Curry left Dejounte with some advice as they parted ways after embracing. "Keep going. Tunnel vision. Now you're on that stage. Deserved -- let's go."

Murray shared the exchange on his Instagram with a caption complimenting Curry for being real and genuinely great on and off the court.

"That's what separates Steph from others," said Murray in the post.

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Something tells me these two will see each other in a few more All-Star Games before everything is said and done.