What we know on Warriors star Stephen Curry’s sudden illness
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry always looks forward to the rare times he gets to play inside Spectrum Center against the Charlotte Hornets. After all, he spent his childhood in North Carolina where his father Dell Curry played for most of his NBA career.
But the supposed homecoming did not materialize on Saturday, as the two-time NBA MVP was a late scratch versus the Hornets due to an unknown illness. Nowadays, most fans and pundits automatically assume that players who sit out due to illnesses mean they contracted the COVID-19 virus.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater confirmed that the Warriors guard’s sudden absence was not a health and safety protocol issue. The 3-time NBA champion did not test positive for coronavirus and simply wasn’t feeling well enough to play the game.
The fact that Curry is COVID-19 free is already good news to the Warriors and their fans. We’ve already seen some bizarre COVID-19 related cases this season, with Curry’s former teammate Kevin Durant getting yanked mid-game last month.
The Dubs are already undermanned as it is with James Wiseman and Kevon Looney still out due to injuries. A possible lengthy absence for Curry would further derail their already slim chances of making it to the postseason this year.
Luckily for the Warriors, the 32-year-old sharpshooter would likely just miss a game or two and be back in no time. Curry has been everything for the Warriors this season, notching MVP-worthy numbers of 29.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor and 42.3 from deep in 30 games.