Warriors star Stephen Curry reacts to historic $215 million extension
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry just secured the bag again, agreeing to a four-year, $215 million extension with the only NBA franchise he has ever known. Curry made history with the deal by becoming the first player in league history to ink two deals worth over $200 million.
Curry reacted to his big new deal with a reflection on his career with the Warriors, per Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic:
“It’s dope to think about what has all transpired in the last 12 years,” Curry said, “where we currently are and what we’re trying to do with this championship window that we have. Thinking about being in the Bay for another five years, taking me to 38, it checks all the boxes in terms of what I’m trying to do with my career.”
There are some question marks about the Warriors’ ability to build another championship contender around Curry, but the GOAT shooter clearly is happy with how things are going in the Bay. The superstar is currently setting himself up to play his entire career for Golden State, with no signs of him requesting a trade in sight. Perhaps things change in the coming years if the Warriors aren’t able to improve, but Curry seems all good at the moment.
Curry has already talked to Draymond Green about his new deal. In fact, Green was the first teammate to call him, even despite being over in Tokyo for the Olympics. Curry is appreciative of Green and everything the organization has done for him over the years:
“He’s heard every sound bite from me about how appreciative I am,” Curry said of Green. “Hell yeah, I wanted to sign that three-year extension last year. It wasn’t the right time, but I didn’t have to put any pressure on myself last year to prove that I was that dude on the court to get this deal. This deal is the end goal of loving what I do and the journey and the self-confidence I have. So it all starts with gratitude and appreciation.”
The Warriors haven’t had a whole lot of success so far this offseason, but Curry is excited to keep things rolling moving forward. He has nothing left to prove either way, so at the very least, he can just enjoy securing the bag and spending his entire career as a Warriors legend.