The three-time NBA champion – who was limited to just five games in the 2019-20 NBA season due to a broken left hand – is missing out on competing against the best players in the world.
So when the Orlando Bubble Placement Matches started on July 30, Steph was in a bit of a conflict.
“Obviously I was happy to see basketball on TV again, but that first week I had major FOMO (fear of missing something),” he told Marc Stein from New York Times. “Once you see Bron (LeBron James) and Kawhi (Leonard) and PG (Paul George) going there, and remember how fun it is to play in that kind of games and that kind of level, you miss it dearly. ”
Unfortunately for the two-time NBA MVP, it’s unclear exactly when he’ll have a chance to return to court with real stakes. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, no one really knows when the 2020-2021 campaign will begin.
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But whenever next season kicks off, he and his teammates will be ready to rock and roll.
“Our list kind of speaks for itself in terms of what me, Klay (Thompson) and Draymond (Green) have been through, and what we have left in the tank,” Steph told Stein. “But it’s up to us to use this time wisely.
“It’s just uncharted territory whether you’re in the bubble or not. ”
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As for the aforementioned FOMO, how is the 32-year-old doing?
“Curry said he relies on all the extra time he spends with his family, his wife, Ayesha, and their three children, commercial efforts and then special occasions like Sunday’s PGA outing,” Stein wrote.
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And when it comes to business, Steph would soon have his own brand at Under Armor. So having the extra time to deal with these details certainly can’t hurt.
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