Warriors’ Stephen Curry makes extremely bold NBA Finals prediction that won’t please Kevin Durant
The Warriors sharpshooter was interviewed alongside his wife Ayesha about their initiatives to give back to the community in Oakland. But of course, Curry was also asked about his thoughts on the ongoing NBA playoffs, and particularly about how it feels to be sitting things out for a second straight year.
“I’m not the type to turn them off because I’m not playing,” the Warriors star said. “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.”
Golden State certainly had a rough exit to their 2020-21 NBA season. They entered the play-in tournament as the eighth seed, given two opportunities to win a slot in the postseason. Stephen Curry poured everything he had into winning their first shot against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, finishing with a game-high 37 points in a three-point loss. The Warriors simply ran out of gas against a tough, motivated Memphis Grizzlies side in the battle for the final spot.
But the Warriors star will be quick to tell you, a Curry is indeed still playing in the playoffs.
“I’m a pseudo-Sixer fan now,” Stephen said, predicting a Philadelphia-Utah Finals, with Philadelphia winning and Seth Curry named Finals MVP.
That’s a spicy take given how great Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets have looked in the East, but unsurprising given that he’s definitely loyal to his own flesh and blood. But what’s more interesting is his Jazz prediction. The Warriors icon apparently has more confidence in Donovan Mitchell and Co. thus far versus what Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns have done in the postseason after dismantling the Lakers and going up 3-0 on Nikola Jokic’s Nuggets.
As things stand, both the Suns and Jazz are on a collision course to meet in the Western Conference Finals. But with the Warriors out of the running, Stephen Curry is clearly more concerned with what’s going on out East. As long as Seth’s Sixers win, he couldn’t care less about who it’s against.