HoopsHype Stephen Curry rumors

December 14, 2014 Updates

In a telephone interview, Curry’s father, Dell, who played 16 N.B.A. seasons as a sweet-shooting guard, said: “The Warriors had some questionable characters on their team, the Knicks really needed a point guard, and we felt that Stephen would fit perfectly with a coach like Mike D’Antoni, playing that fast, up-and-down style. He loved the idea of playing at Madison Square Garden.” New York Times

From Indianapolis, Walsh can only wonder, wistfully, how Curry might have changed the course of recent Knicks history. “Every time I see him play, I think of it,” he said. “He was the guy I was really looking for, and his agent kept telling me he wanted to be in New York. So it just broke my heart when we didn’t get him because I knew we had missed out on something special.” New York Times

December 13, 2014 Updates

Marreese Speights lost a shoe and Stephen Curry threw it out of the way. On the next trip down the court, Curry picked up the shoe and tried to toss it to a trailing Speights. Then Tyson Chandler came flying out of nowhere to swat the shoe into the stands. It was the kind of play that may finally force the NBA to rewrite the rule book. The Big Lead

December 11, 2014 Updates

Sports and entertainment company, Day 6 Sports Group, is teaming up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the re-launch of Backyard Sports, a series of digital games starring kid versions of popular professional sports stars. After originally debuting in 1997, the brand is back and better than ever. The franchise will now be available in mobile game form for smartphones and tablets, making them even more accessible for devotees of the original series as well as casual gamers and sports fans of all ages. An entire roster of all new professional sports stars will also join the Backyard Sports team and will be enhanced by a vast array of fun in-game power ups and special, never seen before features. PR Newswire

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has joined forces with Day 6 Sports Group as the face of the Backyard Sports Basketball line and is the first NBA player to sign an endorsement deal with the franchise. "I grew up playing Backyard Sports, and having an opportunity to help bring it back to this generation of children is something I'm really thrilled about," said Curry. "Re-launching a brand that was so iconic is an exciting step for us," said Jim Wagner, CEO, Day 6 Sports Group. "And partnering with the NBA and Stephen Curry is the perfect way for us to engage with both our existing community of fans as well as the next generation of Backyard Sports players." PR Newswire

December 8, 2014 Updates

The Warriors responded to the imbroglio between Joe Lacob and Mark Jackson on Monday, a day after the team’s co-owner issued an apologetic statement for ripping the former head coach. “I think it’s unfortunate that it’s a distraction from what’s going on right now,” point guard Stephen Curry said before the team played Minnesota. “Obviously, we’re playing well. You can nitpick what’s different between this year and last year, but you’re talking about two great coaches. I feel like Coach Kerr is doing his job great, and Coach Jackson did his job the way he thought was right. Obviously, there was a lot of success with it.” San Francisco Chronicle

Curry seemed to appreciate Lacob offering the apology. “For him to apologize, it’s a big gesture,” Curry said. “My whole thing is not to discredit anything Coach Jackson did, because he was such a great coach for us and elevated a lot of our individual games. I’m proud of that and appreciate that. “Obviously, it’s a new era and a new experience that we’re in right now and that we’re enjoying.” San Francisco Chronicle

December 4, 2014 Updates

Under Armour's top brass just let the word out on something that a lot of sneakerheads were expecting. At last night's Footwear News Achievement Awards in NYC, the brand's CEO Kevin Plank revealed that UA's top gun in the NBA is finally getting a signature sneaker, as well as when it'll be unveiled. "The Steph Curry 1 will be out for the NBA All-Star Game," Plank told Sole Collector exclusively. Sole Collector

December 3, 2014 Updates

Similar to Curry, that final set of names has landed on All-Star and All-NBA lists. But the difference between them, as Tom Ziller noted a year out from Curry's extension, is that the Warriors won their first round of negotiations with Curry. He left about $15 million on the table. He can not recoup that, but he can be paid what he is worth going forward. “That’s the plan, obviously," Curry said. "It’s a couple years before that happens. The hope is if you’re doing what you’re doing to help your team win and get playoff appearances — and hopefully championships — that everybody will get paid well and everybody will get taken care of from top to bottom on your team. Things just kind of workout that way.” Sporting News

But Curry has zero regret about his decision to re-sign with the Warriors in that moment, and he thinks about it far less than us media types. “Yeah, you expect to continue to get better," Curry told Sporting News when asked about outplaying the deal. "Obviously, I was in a unique situation, one that I was very comfortable with the decision I made coming off the ankle surgeries. "I was confident I’d be able to get back, but I didn’t know how long the road was going to be to get back to 100 percent and take my game to the next level. But four years is a long time and you hope you can prove that you’re that max type of player and talent." Sporting News

Despite the perception he is already a max-level talent, Curry still sees himself as striving to prove he is worth that type of price tag. "Throughout the life of my contract, that’s kind of what I’ve been trying to do," Curry said. "Hopefully, I’ll be able to capitalize down the road, but I never second-guessed my decision at the time and I still haven’t because I thought it was the right one at the time. I’m healthy and playing well and my team is winning. That’s all I’m really worried about.” Sporting News

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