The truth behind Warriors star Stephen Curry’s Olympic motivation
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry once again bypassed becoming part of Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics. One of the best players in the NBA is eyeing a potential trip during the 2024 Olympics Games in Paris, which would mark his Olympic debut, surprisingly.
However, it appears that Curry has some extra motivation, especially after watching Draymond Green and former teammate Kevin Durant represent the country and walk away with the gold medal. When Curry was asked if that was a bit of motivation, he had a simple response, according to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.
“Oh, all day.”
Watching Team USA sport the gold medal made Curry think twice, especially after all the accolades he has had during his NBA career with the Warriors.
Curry skipped the 2016 Olympics after an injury-filled campaign and thought about participating in Tokyo for a long time before deciding to rest up. The past two seasons– for everybody– had been taxing, and a ton of other stars also sat out the Tokyo Olympics to get rest and recovery.
Nonetheless, Curry doesn’t regret skipping out on the Tokyo Games.
“…And with everything that happened, this year just was not the right time. There’s no regrets on that.”
Curry was fantastic for the Warriors and ended as an MVP finalist after winning a scoring title. The Warriors got bounced in the play-in tournament after back-to-back losses against the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies and are trying to right the ship for next season.
Needless to say, Steph is thinking long and hard about the next Olympic Games.