Warriors superstar Stephen Curry talks about the 2021 Playoffs, bets against Kevin Durant, and on the Sixers to go all the way in the East
The Golden State Warriors are still adjusting to having long off-season breaks. After making it to five straight Finals, the team had a habit of playing from October to June. However, that changed since the last two seasons. After the season that we Warriors fans don’t talk about, this season was a bright ray of sunshine. The Warriors almost made it to the playoffs, even though their personnel strength was severely depleted.
Stephen Curry had a breakout season and put up numbers that no one has since Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Curry, along with Draymond Green propelled the Warriors to an eighth seed, when no one expected them to make it past #13-14. The Warriors hope to come back stronger next year, with Klay Thompson projected to return.
Stephen Curry ditches Kevin Durant and picks Sixers over Nets
For any competitor, sitting on the sidelines and watching the others play is a painful feeling. However, that does not mean that they stop watching the games. In a recent interview with the San Fransico Chronicle, Curry talked about sitting out for the second straight playoffs.
“I’m not the type to turn them off because I’m not playing. That first Memphis-Utah game was hard, because I imagined in my head, mentally and physically, that we should be playing right now. Once we got that over, I was good. I love watching and playing. The whole deal.”
However, even though Steph is out of the playoffs, the world is not devoid of Curry in the playoff. Steph’s baby brother Seth lighting it up for the Sixers. SC30 is showing his loyalty for his brother, and rooting for the Sixers to go all the way. He even picked them over his former teammate Kevin Durant, and his Brooklyn Nets.
“I’m a pseudo-Sixer fan now,” Stephen said, predicting a Philadelphia-Utah Finals, with Philadelphia winning and Seth Curry named Finals MVP.
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It still remains to see what the fate of the playoffs would be. However, from the current standings, it is a high chance that the Sixers would face the Nets in the Eastern Conference Finals. It would be fun to see Steph hype his baby brother against the Slim Reaper then.