HoopsHype Stephen Curry rumors


May 27, 2015 Updates

There was a moment in the Warriors’ locker room, almost an hour after Stephen Curry slammed his head against the floor, that he had passed every test and Game 4 was still going on. In fact, according to Warriors general manager Bob Myers, the team doctors made Curry duplicate the concussion protocols to be doubly sure. After that, Curry went into the hallway and ran back and forth a few times, which is not on any concussion protocol, but was common careful sense after such a scary fall. San Jose Mercury-News

Curry looked, sounded and tested fine on Monday night and there were no indications about any further problems, Myers said on Tuesday, before the Warriors departed their hotel to fly back to the Bay Area. “At the very, very end, when he passed the tests, then it became ‘there’s no reason he couldn’t play,’” Myers said. “So then it was, he passed the tests, passed them once, passed them twice… “At that moment, he looked at me, said, ‘Yeah, I’m ready to go.’” San Jose Mercury-News

May 26, 2015 Updates

Everything had been going so right in these playoffs, nothing could stop them, the path to a title was clear ... until Stephen Curry slammed to the floor in the second quarter. And everything stopped. Time froze. The march to a championship halted. The Warriors were already down by 19 points at the time -- and eventually would lose 128-115 in Game 4 -- but that was minor compared to the sight of Curry slamming his head against the hardwood and staying on the floor for several frightening minutes. "A lot goes through your mind," center Andrew Bogut said of Curry's fall. "First and foremost you don't want anyone to get hurt or anyone to go to the hospital. "He didn't, so that was a positive sign." Contra Costa Times

Curry returned to the game in the middle of the third quarter in Golden State's 128-115 loss in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals after it was determined he had suffered no more than a contusion to his head. "I feel pretty good," he said after the game. "It could have been a lot worse." San Jose Mercury-News

"I've had worse symptoms from getting hit in the head, but that was the scariest one," said Curry, who returned with 17:58 left in the second half. "Because you're in the air for a long time, not knowing how you're going to hit the floor, knowing it's going to happen. … The seconds after it is a scary feeling, hearing all those voices." Houston Chronicle

His father, Dell, joined the Golden State owners and general manager, Bob Myers, in the locker room. Dell kept texting his wife in the stands, offering Steph's mother, wife and mother-in-law updates on his condition. Hours earlier, the Curry family was a portrait of ease at a table inside the restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel. They were sitting with Kris Stone, the Under Armour shoe executive, and waiting until it was time for the short walk to the Toyota Center. Curry's wife is pregnant, the shoe executive has to offer a blockbuster new endorsement deal sooner than later, and basketball's hottest star is five victories away from claiming an MVP and an NBA championship in the same season. Yahoo! Sports

Marc Stein: Had chance to ask Steph Curry if he'll go out of his way to avoid replays of scary fall. "I've seen it once," he said, "and once was enough" Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

"When he was twisting his ankle (frequently earlier in his career) and having his ankle issues, that was aggravating," Sonya Curry told USA TODAY Sports. "But this was scary, because I didn't know for a while what was going on down there...I just kept telling (Steph's) wife that God wouldn't have it happen like this. It couldn't end like this. He's going to get up. He's going to be fine. So when he did get up, I was just praising God." USA Today Sports

"I was texting people at home, and asking them what they were saying on TV," Sonya said. "They were texting me, and telling me stuff they were saying on TV, that he was running in the hallways and everything. But these are strong men, and with the adrenaline they'll keep doing stuff just to get out there and to not disappoint their team. I'm still not convinced (that he's ok). I need to talk to him, and I need to just see where his head is. For one, just to assure him that we support him, but also (to tell him to) think long term." USA Today Sports

May 25, 2015 Updates

All eyes are on him, the Warriors franchise is staked to his shoulders, there is a championship on the line, and Curry has never been better ... or more at peace. "It feels normal, really," Curry said from the middle of the media maelstrom before the Warriors' Sunday practice at Rice University. "I feel comfortable. I feel ready for the moment, and able to kind of just block out the extracurricular stuff that could distract you from the focus on the court. "Pretty content with where we are and just hungry to keep getting better and keep doing what we're doing." San Jose Mercury-News

"The beauty of Steph is he is who he is," coach Steve Kerr said. "He's reserved but competitive. He's modest but arrogant. "It's an incredible combination of confidence and humility and the way it manifests itself in the game ... it's really fun to watch." Let's just roll through what the NBA MVP has done in the Warriors' last six games, all victories, all with the stakes increasing each day. San Jose Mercury-News

May 24, 2015 Updates

Curry, who is averaging 29.9 points per game (47.5% shooting overall, 44.8% from three-point range), 6.6 assists and five rebounds per game in the playoffs, admits that he has never put together a hoops meal as tasty as this one. "Yeah, because the moment is bigger," he said. "And anytime you play well in games that matter, in big-time moments, it means a lot more. I'm just trying to be as consistent as I've been, is most important. (It's not) putting up crazy numbers, just consistently trying to help your team win is the biggest thing. USA Today Sports

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