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Stephen Curry’s Olympics absence gets honest response from Steve Kerr

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr opens up about Stephen Curry’s latest decision of opting out of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. On Monday, the three-time NBA champion coach said that he’s actually happy that the two-time MVP decided not to participate and join Team USA this summer.

“I think it makes perfect sense, actually,” Kerr said (via NBC Sports). “Steph has so many demands on his time. He has to play so hard for so much of the season. He’s 180 pounds. He’s [33]. He needs rest. I’m happy for Steph that he’s going to get plenty of rest and family time this summer and he’ll be ready to go come training camp in September.”

Kerr also mentioned that he had already spoken to Curry as well as Warriors forward Draymond Green who, unlike Curry, has committed to participating in Tokyo come July. Kerr will be joining Green in Japan as the head coach will be part of the coaching staff of Gregg Popovich.

The 33-year-old superstar has yet to participate in any Olympic competition in his professional basketball career. And, with his recent decision not to join this summer, it seems that we’ll have to wait a few more years if Curry does end up donning the Team USA jersey in an Olympic setting.

But, like what Kerr mentioned, it’s probably best for everyone if Curry takes a few months off this summer after going all-out in the 2020-2021 NBA season where Golden State missed the playoffs for the second straight season.