While he won everything with Golden State and won two world titles with Team USA, Stephen Curry could be tempted to play his first Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.
Quadruple NBA champion, Finals MVP, double regular season MVP, All Star Game MVP… With his Golden State franchise, Stephen Curry has won almost every trophy possible. With Team USA, he won two gold medals at the world championships in 2010 and 2014. But at the Olympic Games, the 34-year-old leader’s record is empty. And for good reason, he never participated! While the United States team won the gold medal at the last four Olympics, in Beijing, London, Rio and Tokyo, Stephen Curry was not there. In 2008 he had not yet been drafted, in 2012 he was still a physically fragile player, in 2016 he preferred to rest his knees and ankles, and in 2021 he chose to stay with his family. Two years before the Paris Olympic Games, the question of his possible participation is beginning to arise, especially since the coach of the United States is none other than Steve Kerr, his coach at Golden State.
Kerr: ‘It’s the last thing he misses in his career’
Monday, on the sidelines of the Warriors champion parade in the streets of San Francisco, Stephen Curry joked on the subject: “I’m not done because I have to play for Coach Kerr in 2024 in Paris. It’s not an “I’ll do it”. It is he who says it. (…) “Grant Hill (new team manager, editor’s note) reminded me that I didn’t have an Olympic gold medal. As he is now at the head of Team USA, he has started his recruitment for 2024. He makes sure that I show humility. Him and Coach Kerr. “After the title won by the Californian franchise, Steve Kerr had indeed urged his leader to join him in the national team:” He still lacks an Olympic gold medal. And I think he should really focus on making the Olympic team in 2024. That’s the last thing he’s missing in his career. Sorry but I couldn’t help it. “With Curry in the lead, even if he will be 36 years old, Team USA will be even more a candidate for the Olympic quintuplet…