The Golden State Warriors won their fourth championship in eight years recently thanks to a herculean effort by Stephen Curry.
After years of hearing about how he couldn’t come up big in the NBA Finals, Curry delivered this time around – also earning a Finals MVP for his troubles. Understandably, he and his wife have been raging and partying nonstop ever since.
With that Finals MVP monkey now off his back, many assumed that there was nothing left for Curry to prove. No so.
This week, the Warriors sharpshooter identified the lone item still missing from his resume after this season.
“I’m not good yet”
Steph jokes he needs to win a gold medal with Steve Kerr at the 2024 Olympics to complete the resume pic.twitter.com/Co0sXZgTpd
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 20, 2022
“No, I’m not good yet ‘cause I got to go play for coach Kerr in ‘24 in Paris,” Curry said. “That wasn’t a ‘I’m going to do it.’ That was just what he said.”
Curry has never competed in Olympics up to this point. Whether he was joking or not at the parade, that is definitely a glaring hole in his record. LeBron James is a two-time gold medalist and you would be hard-pressed to find another top 10 all-time contender who doesn’t have at least one medal.
Even Curry’s teammate, Draymond Green, has two gold medals.
Kerr, meanwhile, was anointed the 2022-24 USA Basketball Men’s National Team head coach this past December after serving as an assistant over a four-year span from 2017 to 2021.
Obviously having Curry by his side in 2024 would make life a lot easier for Kerr at the international level.
Damn KAT. https://t.co/0iWC7pSVvl
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 22, 2022
This has been a crazy few weeks for Curry and his entire family. Hopefully once things calm down they can all sit down and determine whether Team USA is right for him.
If it is, though – it will give the American side a massive boost heading into the next Olympics.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.