The Golden State Warriors franchise player Stephen Curry turned 35 yesterday, still playing at an All-NBA level. The common occurrence has been the players start to slow down, but the league’s all-time three-point leader has other plans.
According to ESPN Senior Writer Marc J. Spears, Curry is taking steps to play hopefully beyond the age of forty. Speaking on the Brian Windhost-led “Hoops Collective” podcast, Spears revealed what he learned from talking with the former league MVP, and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
“It’s also different than LeBron (James) because I think LeBron also has to be so much more physical with every game, right? He gets hit more. He’s down into post where, you know, Steph (Curry), How often is he gonna get hit? Right?” Said Spears, “His dad played till he was 37. Guys didn’t have the technology that he has today.”
Stephen’s father, Dell Curry, notably appeared in three decades because of his signature shooting ability. Another player from that era and now Golden State’s head coach had an interesting take on longevity.
“Steve Kerr said something really interesting the other day. He said Steph Curry is the best-conditioned athlete he’s ever been around. I was like Michael Jordan. Wow. Like, I wish I would have followed up on it and asked him like that said a lot. You played with Michael Jordan.” Said Spears, “But yeah, we’re not seeing any Steph digress, and he’s been talking to Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady about playing to forty or past forty, And so that leads me to believe that, uh, you know, he’s trying to pass the forty mark as well.”
Curry has dealt with various injuries this season and throughout his career, causing him to miss time. He is still under the contract for the immediate future, so the franchise hopes can stay healthy and fulfill his playing past forty plan.