Steph Curry had to buy, assemble driveway hoop just to shoot a basketball
As time stands still, Steph Curry travels back in time.
“I feel like a little 12-year-old kid out there running around, simulating game shots in my driveway,” Curry said.
Before becoming a kid again, the Warriors superstar first experienced the frustration of countless parents.
Isolated at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic — with no access to NBA facilities — Curry had gone more 16 days without shooting a basketball. So Ayesha Curry, the wife of the world’s greatest shooter, ordered him an outdoor hoop, which arrived unassembled.
“I got overwhelmed looking at the manual,” Curry told The Wall Street Journal. “I was very confident in myself going in. That was shot down pretty quick.”
After five hours of “pretty serious effort,” Curry had somewhere to shoot. Then, he had to buy a new ball, too.
“I sacrificed one of the indoor ones, and it lasted a day and a half,” Curry said. “It was worth it.”
Curry had missed more than four months of the NBA season with a broken hand, before returning to action on March 5. Before he stepped on the court again, the season was suspended. Now, the two-time MVP spends much of his day working on his golf game and home-schooling his oldest daughter, who is in second grade.
“She’s upstairs finishing language arts,” Curry said, “and then we’ll get to math in 30 minutes.”
Curry, who was most recently seen interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci about the pandemic on Instagram, continues to work out with teammates via a Peloton bike, through which the Warriors go for a virtual group ride in the morning.
“In the Tour de Warriors,” Curry said, “I’m above average, but I’m not on the podium yet. I have to figure out how to get there. There’s always something to shoot for.”
Next, Curry plans on painting a 3-point line on his driveway.
“That’s my next step,” Curry said. “That’s this week’s project.”
Source : Howie Kussoy Link