Stephen Curry has firmly established himself as one of the game’s greatest players. Curry has reached tremendous success since entering the league with the Golden State Warriors. Despite all that success on the court, he believes he has an embarrassing hobby away from his profession.
Stephen Curry’s Stellar NBA career
Through Stephen Curry‘s first decade-plus in the league, he has established himself as one of the game’s best players.
Beyond earning recognition as arguably the greatest shooter in league history, he has achieved tremendous success. Curry has earned three NBA titles, two regular-season MVP awards, seven All-Star Game selections, and six All-NBA team nods.
Curry is continuing that dominance on the court in his 12th season with another MVP-caliber campaign. He is currently third with 29.4 points while shooting 47.6% from the floor and 40.6% from deep.
Despite all this incredible success on the court, he has a relatable but embarrassing hobby away from his craft.
Stephen Curry reveals his ’embarrassing’ off-court hobby
Over the last several years, Stephen Curry has risen to tremendous popularity behind his dominance on the court.
However, off the court, his life is slightly different from what many would envision from arguably the greatest shooter in NBA history. During an interview with GQ Magazine in April 2017, Curry revealed that one of his favorite things to do off the court is organizing his home’s storage space.
“Oh, man, this is embarrassing. But one of my favorite pastimes is organizing the garage,” Curry said. “That’s when I get in my zone. Just doing the shelves, putting shoeboxes here, moving athletic equipment over there, everything in its place. That’s my zone. That’s my arena.”
Curry’s life off the court is extremely family-oriented, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise that one of his favorite hobbies involves an aspect of his home life. Although he is one of the most recognizable sports athletes today, comments like this bring a human element to him that he’s more relatable than many would think.
It’s part of what makes him who he is and keeps him grounded despite his tremendous success on and off the court.
Warriors’ future remains in his hands
As Stephen Curry moves through his 12th season in the league, questions are beginning to flare up concerning his future with Golden State.
Curry is currently in the final year of his five-year, $201.1 million deal, which has kept the conversation open this season. The 33-year-old has voiced on multiple occasions that he wants to remain with the Warriors for the foreseeable future.
However, the dialogue has shifted a bit over the last couple of weeks. It started with ESPN’s Brian Windhorst voicing that LeBron James has been recruiting Curry since All-Star weekend last month.
In response to that new wrinkle, reports have surfaced that Golden State is willing to offer a four-year, $217 million max deal. General manager Bob Myers is also well aware of the chatter around Curry concerning James’ possible recruitment. (H/T The Athletic)
“We’re never going to stop hearing it,” Myers said. “It doesn’t matter if a guy signs an extension anymore, whether it’s one of our guys or any guy. The drumbeat never stops. … I think rumors like that or any rumor about a great player, they’ll always be there as long as the player’s great.
“But all we can do is make our place of work somewhere people show up and feel like they can compete. I think Steph’s felt like we’ve given him a really good chance in his time and career to compete individually and team-wise. And that’s what we’re going to keep trying to do. … What I would say: I think Steph’s happy. I think he’s in a good place. I think things are going to be fine with him.”
Ultimately, only time will tell whether there is any reason to doubt Curry’s future with the Warriors.
Contract figures courtesy of Spotrac.