Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors won't be among the 22 teams participating in the NBA's season restart at ESPN Worldwide Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
But that doesn't mean he's not keeping an eye on the action. While competing alongside his father, Dell, at the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe, Curry said, "We'll obviously be watching Orlando and taking all that in. But come next season, whenever that starts, we'll be ready. We've had a long seven years, so it's nice to get a little refresh."
Steph Curry just finished day 1 of 3 at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. Was asked one basketball question at presser.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 11, 2020
—Monitoring Orlando from afar
—Mentions “3, 4 year run” ahead
—On long layoff: “It’s nice to get a little refresh” pic.twitter.com/J51n5vuXYF
The Warriors star guard spent the day golfing in a custom pair of shoes honoring the memory of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was killed by Louisville police executing a "no-knock" search warrant on March 13. Curry said he was trying to keep Taylor's story and the search for justice in the spotlight.
"As life goes on, we're all using our platforms to shed light on injustices that are going on," he told The Golf Channel. "I wanted to use this opportunity to celebrate her life and continue the impact everybody's trying to have about this meaningful conversation of how we make change for ourselves and the next generation for our kids."
Curry also discussed what gives him hope the Warriors can quickly rebound from missing the playoffs just one season after making a fifth straight NBA Finals appearance.
"We still have a great core. We have an understanding of who we are. It was a crazy year with my hand injury, Klay (Thompson) being out all year, Draymond (Green) in and out of the lineup with injuries all year, a lot of new young guys. it was definitely different. This could be a blessing in disguise, in terms of this next 3-4 year run we want to have -- (a chance to) get rested, get healthy."