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What did Warriors’ Steph Curry have to say about retirement?

Despite his team’s current situation, the legendary sharp-shooter continues to put up massive numbers and to hear him tell it, he plans to continue doing just that.

What did Warriors’ Steph Curry have to say about retirement?
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The Golden State Warriors star, made it quite clear that there is plenty of gas left in his tank, when speaking of what lies ahead in his already incredible and moreover record-breaking NBA career.

It’s been a tough time of late for the Warriors

Let’s be honest, there is no way that the defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors, could have imagined their title defense would have started like this. With a little over a quarter of the regular season gone, the Warriors now sit at 10th place in the Western Conference on a record of 13-13. Indeed, the bizarre nature of that fact is only matched by the completely contrasting nature of Steph Curry’s season, which is to say one his best ever. This of course, immediately raises questions such as, ‘Are the Warriors in decline and if so, how much longer can Curry carry them?’ Indeed, with the Warriors star now in his 14th season and set to turn 35-years-old in March, it’s a fair question to ask. To that end, the man himself was asked at the recently held Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards - which he was awarded - if retirement was on the horizon.

What did Steph Curry say about retirement?

Never one to miss an opportunity to play, Curry didn’t outrightly discard the idea that he might call it quits in the ‘nearish’ future, but he did make it abundantly clear that it’s not going to happen here and now.

“Great question. I feel like - actually I talked to Tom Brady at one point about how he’s at the point of his career where he’s still playing at a high level at 44 or whatever it is. His example and his advice, was to just take it a year at a time. There’s no way to fast forward. That’s not how you got to this point, so don’t rush yourself and think about how long you can do it. Your body will tell you and I don’t see myself slowing down any time soon.”

What can we expect from Steph Curry?

During the conversation, Curry was also cheekily asked where he thought he stood in comparison to LeBron James and Michael Jordan and in typical Curry fashion, he playfully declared that he was better. Now, while that stance may cause some to raise an eyebrow, when we take a look at his age, one has to admit he’s got to be in the conversation. With 30 points, 6.6 rebounds and seven assists per game and an unreal shooting percentage, his numbers are quite simply monstrous for a player over 30. So, if there’s a conclusion here, it’s that whether he can play at this level for another five years or more is irrelevant, the greatest shooter in NBA history will find a way to do so if he wants to.


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