Mayor tells Stephen Curry Warriors are ‘staying in Oakland’
The NBA champion Golden State Warriors are staying in Oakland, according to Mayor Libby Schaaf, who told Warriors point guard Stephen Curry in an exclusive car conversation during one of his YouTube Channel episodes.
“The arena is moving to San Francisco. The team is staying in Oakland,” said Schaaf.
An ecstatic Curry wasted no time in telling his followers with a chuckle, “You heard it here first!”
Whatever was going to happen with the team, Curry gave the mayor his word that he will continue to be an influence in the community even when the Warriors swap Oracle Arena for the Chase Center at the beginning of the 2019 NBA season.
Curry has always been aware of his surroundings and has been a shining light in the area through not only his great basketball performances, but also his ability to set a good example.
Curry went on to express to Mayor Schaaf how much the community means to him.
“My favorite part of being a transplant here is just how beautiful this place is and just how much community there is here,” Curry said. “You think about how much Oakland’s grown for the better. Oakland has a lot to offer the world.”
The two-time MVP will again be at the heart of another Warriors championship run this upcoming season, as the back-to-back titleholders have added dominant Center DeMarcus Cousins to their already ridiculously talented roster.
The Warriors will have to wait until around December to play alongside the big man, who is recovering from an Achilles injury, but when Cousins does take the floor the Warriors will have perhaps the most talented team we’ve ever seen in the league.
Despite all the star power, Curry continues to be the head of the snake and at the heart of everything good for the Warriors. The 30-year-old is still very much in his prime and is coming off another excellent campaign, averaging 26.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game while shooting a sizzling 42.3 percent from 3-point land.