While most professional sports suspended, life has been a bit different for athletes like Steph Curry. Rather than hitting the court with his Golden State Warriors, the guard has been stuck at home. That reality, however, hasn’t stopped him from making headlines.
Recently, Curry made a virtual appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! There, the Warriors guard dished on everything from The Last Dance to a potential NBA return.
Steph Curry’s bizarre 2019-20 NBA campaign
Both in life and in professional sports, it’s impossible to know what the future holds. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have experienced that reality firsthand this season.
When the 2019-20 campaign began, everyone knew things would be tough for the Golden State Warriors. Despite their recent dominance, the club lost Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala during the offseason; Klay Thompson was also on the shelf with a torn ACL. In reality, however, things would get even worse.
Shortly after the season began, Steph Curry broke his hand. Without their two sharpshooters in the lineup, the Warriors floundered. Before long, they had sunk to the bottom of the league.
In March, however, Curry returned to the lineup; while he wasn’t expected to do much for the team’s fortunes, he did represent a light at the end of the tunnel. His comeback barely got off the ground, though, before the league shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussing ‘The Last Dance’ and other topics with Jimmy Kimmel
Without professional sports, everyone has had to find new ways to occupy their time. Steph Curry, it seems, has traded three-pointers for golf trick shots. Beyond that, he’s been watching The Last Dance, just like the rest of us.
“I have [been watching the documentary,” Curry recently explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “[It’s a] really cool perspective just to hear him talk about, you know, his career in his own words. Everyone can create narratives and have the images, but to hear it from him, his own words, and kind of set the tone for what that ’91 to ’98 type of run was, it’s just crazy to watch and hear and see. I’m loving it.”
Kimmel then asked Curry if the Warriors have been recording their dynasty’s inner workings for posterity. While some moments may have been lost to history—the guard explained that the club turned down an opportunity to have a camera crew follow them around—Golden State fans could eventually get their own version of The Last Dance.
“There is plenty of good content,” Curry said, “to hopefully, maybe 20 years down the line, revisit what we’ve been through.”
Steph Curry dishes on Draymond Green’s trash talk
After discussing The Last Dance, the conversation turned to the remainder of the NBA season. While Curry said he assumes “basketball will be back in some way, shape, or form this summer,” the game could be quite different when it returns.
Since playing in an empty arena would make it easier to hear everything that happens on the court, Kimmel asked about the Warriors’ trash-talking and which player would need to be bleeped the most during a broadcast. Unsurprisingly, Curry nominated Draymond Green.
“Obviously, everybody knows that Draymond loves to talk,” Curry explained. “He’s an expert trash-talker, like I don’t just say he’s a trash-talker, he’s above, he’s on another level. His material is phenomenal.”
Given everything that’s going on in the world, it can be tough to feel optimistic. A potential Warriors documentary and hearing some Draymond Green trash talk, however, could give Golden State fans something to look forward to.