Stephen Curry has three championship rings under his belt. That’s why when the Golden State Warriors star makes a prediction for the NBA Finals, he clearly has some credibility.
The Warriors star was interviewed alongside his wife Ayesha about their initiatives to give back to the Oakland community. Steph and But Of Course, Curry was also asked about his thoughts on the current NBA playoffs, and in particular what it feels like to sit still for a second year in a row.
Compared from the San Francisco Chronicle’s Ann Killion:
“I’m not the type to turn them off because I don’t play,” said the Warriors star. âThis first Memphis-Utah game was tough because I was imagining in my head, mentally and physically, that we should be playing right now. Once we were done I was good. I like to watch and play. The whole thing.
Golden State has certainly had a tough outing for its 2020-21 NBA season. They entered the play-in tournament as an eighth seed, with two chances to earn a playoff berth. Stephen Curry went all out to win his first shot against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, finishing with a record 37 points in a 3-point loss. The Warriors simply ran out of gas against a tough and motivated Memphis Grizzlies team in the battle for last place.
But the star of the Warriors will hasten to tell you, a Curry indeed still plays in the playoffs.
âI’m a pseudo-Sixer fan now,â said Stephen, predicting a Philadelphia-Utah final, with Philadelphia winning and Seth Curry named MVP of the final.
It’s a spicy take given how well Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets have looked in the East, but not surprising given he’s definitely true to his own flesh and blood. But what’s more interesting is his Jazz prediction. The Warriors icon apparently has more faith in Donovan Mitchell and Co. so far than what Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns have done so far in the playoffs.
As it stands, the Suns and Jazz are on a collision course to meet in the Western Conference Finals. But with the Warriors out of the running, Stephen Curry is clearly more concerned with what’s going on in the East. As long as Seth’s Sixers win, he doesn’t really care who it’s against.