Stephen Curry lifts lid on why he initially wanted to restrict his NBA career to 16 years

Stephen Curry, the star point guard for the Golden State Warriors, was drafted 14 years ago and has only continued to improve with each passing season. His greatest weapon on the court is his shooting ability, and since he doesn’t rely heavily on athleticism, many have wondered about his longevity in the league.

However, Curry has recently revealed that he still plans on playing in the 2024 Paris Olympics and potentially even longer.

In an exclusive interview with NBA insider Marc Stein, Curry revealed that he initially planned to play just 16 years in the league, like his father Dell Curry.

“When I got to the league, all I wanted to do was get to 16 years, because that’s what my dad [Dell] played. And now I’m halfway through 14. I’ve talked to a bunch of people who’ve been in similar situations and you start to have different conversations like, “At what point did you know it was time to leave?” or whatever the case is and then figuring out what that might mean for you.” Curry said to Marc Stein.

Steph Curry with his father Dell Curry

But, looking at the way he’s playing in his 14th season, retiring in two years doesn’t make sense for the Golden State Warriors superstar. Stein even asked Curry if he thinks he could prolong his career until the age of 40, to which Curry replied that he doesn’t have any specific longevity goals.

“I don’t have any [longevity] goals other than maintaining the feeling that I have right now in my body and the night-in, night-out expectation of how I play and having that energy and joy and being able to recover from game to game,” Steph revealed.

Despite not having a set plan for how long he’ll play, it’s clear that Curry still has plenty left in the tank. Fans of the Golden State Warriors and the league as a whole can look forward to seeing him dominate on the court for years to come. As he continues to play, he’ll likely further cement his status as the all-time greatest player in the history of the Warriors. It will be exciting to see how he continues to widen the gap between himself and other players in the team’s history.



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