This probably won’t come as a surprise to you, but Steph Curry truly enjoys playing basketball.
The three-time NBA champion — who was limited to just five games during the 2019-20 NBA season because of a broken left hand — misses competing against the best players in the world.
So when the seeding games in the Orlando bubble began July 30, Steph was a little conflicted.
“Obviously I was happy to see basketball back on TV, but that first week I had major FOMO (fear of missing out),” he told The New York Times’ Marc Stein on Sunday night. “Once you see Bron (LeBron James) and Kawhi (Leonard) and P.G. (Paul George) go at it, and you remember how much fun it is to play in those types of games and that kind of level, you miss it badly.”
Unfortunately for the two-time NBA MVP, it’s unclear exactly when he will get a chance to take the court again with actual stakes on the line. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, nobody truly knows when the 2020-21 campaign will begin.
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But whenever next season does commence, he and his teammates will be ready to rock and roll.
“Our roster kind of speaks for itself in terms of what me, Klay (Thompson) and Draymond (Green) have been through, and what we’ve got left in the tank,” Steph told Stein. “But it’s on us to use this time wisely.
“It’s just unchartered territory, whether you’re in the bubble or not.”
As for the aforementioned FOMO, how is the 32-year-old dealing with it?
“Curry said he relies on all the bonus family time he’s getting with his wife, Ayesha, and their three children, business endeavors and then special occasions like Sunday’s P.G.A. outing,” Stein wrote.
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And when it comes to business endeavors, Steph reportedly soon will be getting his own brand at Under Armour. So having some extra time on his hands to handle those details certainly can’t hurt.