Chef Curry could also be about to prepare dinner one thing up on the worldwide stage as soon as once more.
In an interview this week on ESPN’s “NBA At present,” Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry hinted that he might return to Staff USA Basketball for the 2024 Summer season Olympics in Paris. Although Curry won’t be collaborating on this yr’s FIBA World Cup, he mentioned that Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who can also be the pinnacle coach of USA Basketball, is already recruiting him for Paris.
“He’s already sort of recruiting [me] for subsequent summer time,” mentioned Curry of Kerr. “I’m rooting for the fellows now who’re going to play within the World Cup. I do know they’ll signify USA properly and take house the gold.
“I don’t know what the following summer time will seem like,” Curry added. “It clearly is an additional bonus that Coach Kerr is main that cost. I like to play for him any day of the week. We’ll see the way it goes come summer time 2024.”
Curry, a four-time NBA champion, a two-time MVP and a Finals MVP, has by no means competed within the Olympics (and thus has by no means received an Olympic gold medal). He did win two gold medals for Staff USA at earlier FIBA World Cups (in 2010 and 2014). Nevertheless it has been almost a decade now since Curry has suited up for USA Basketball.
The Warriors are normally competing for championships deep into the summer time, which explains partially why Curry has been absent from the worldwide sport for therefore lengthy. However at 35 years outdated (36 subsequent March), the 2024 Video games may be Curry’s final likelihood to win Olympic gold.
Curry continues to be on the prime of his sport, having averaged 29.4 factors per contest final season (the third-highest variety of his profession). Staff USA will likely be facing some formidable challengers in Paris, so getting Curry to swimsuit up for them could be completely big.