Stephen Curry speaks out on participating in planned Chicago ‘bubble’
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry isn’t sure if will play in the planned second “bubble” in Chicago because he feels it would be meaningless for him. However, he believes it’s a good plan for young players trying to play competitive basketball again.
“At the end of the day, it would be hard for me to play meaningless games, and that’s pretty obvious,” Curry said in an interview with ESPN on Friday (h/t Bleacher Report). “But in terms of young guys trying to get as much basketball to break up, for the bottom eight teams, this potential eight-, nine-month layoff, I think it’s a good effort. Obviously safety first, that’s what everything is about. So if they can answer those questions, then we’ll see what happens.”
The Warriors were among the eight teams that didn’t qualify for the resumption of the 2019-20 season at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Since the 2020-21 season isn’t expected to start until December, the Dubs and the seven other teams will be missing playing competitive basketball for at least nine months.
With that said, the NBA has proposed the creation of a second bubble in Chicago. However, as Stephen Curry said, those games would be meaningless for veteran players like him.
Nevertheless, Curry and the Warriors have had a relatively rough season. The entire team was plagued with injuries in 2019-20, with Curry playing in just five games after sustaining a broken hand early in the campaign and Klay Thompson absent the whole year while recovering from his ACL injury. Due to this, they ended with the league’s worst record at 15-50.