Steph Curry has been lighting up the All-Star games for the best part of ten years now. In general, the 33-year-old point guard has always made it his duty to entertain on the court over the last decade in the NBA, and that was especially evident during the 2021 NBA All-Star legend Steph Curry scored 28 points for Team LeBron.
The highlights of the 2021 All-Star game showed just how much Curry was in the mood on the evening of the game. From no-look passes to turning his back on his hoop-bound ball in mid-air, the 33-year-old went through his bag of tricks and reminded NBA fans why he has won the MVP award twice during his distinguished career.
WHAT A SHOT! THE #NBAALLSTAR GAME IS LIVE RIGHT NOW ON TNT! 🍿📺
Stephen Curry hits the three and reacts on TNT! pic.twitter.com/qvj04p8c0A
— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2021
Indeed, Curry is widely respected throughout the NBA and is always a favorite when the fans begin the annual voting on who will make up the All-Star cast.
All in all, the Golden State Warriors player has been on the NBA All-Star roster seven times over the course of his career, and you wouldn’t bet against him adding to that before he eventually retries. The question after that is whether the NBA legend will turn his hand to professional golf, as he’s previously hinted at.
The man with the Midas touch
Curry has actually played in a professional tournament already after receiving an invite to a Korn Ferry Tour event. On that occasion, the basketball player missed the cut after shooting a 16 over 86 on the Friday. Without a doubt, that would have been a result that would have brought Curry crashing down to earth.
Having said that, the ignominy of shooting close to 90 wasn’t enough for Curry to bring the curtain down on his dream of becoming a professional golfer. When asked about his round afterwards at the Ellie Mae Classic, Curry was as philosophical and level-headed as ever as he said, “it’s an amazing opportunity, to be out here to test my game under the ultimate pressure and stressful situations.”
.@StephenCurry30 has game on the golf course too 🤯
He and Peyton Manning take on Chuck and @PhilMickelson at #CapitalOnesTheMatch today at 3pm ET. Watch on TNT and in the B/R app 🍿 (via @PGATour) pic.twitter.com/GNWf4MI73X
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 27, 2020
If anything, that sounds like Curry is taking the knock on the chin yet still preparing himself for life after basketball by pursuing his dream of competing professionally. This type of perseverance isn’t altogether a surprise when you take into account how deep Curry’s obsession with golf truly lies. The point guard may have missed both cuts of the two professional events he’s played, but he’s got the right support around him to ensure that he learns from these experiences.
It’s about who you know
The 33-year-old is good friends with the 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth and spends a lot of time on the course following the 27-year-old’s lead.
Interestingly, both athletes are sponsored by Under Armour with Curry’s personal clothing range available to buy online. Needless to say, they match up well on the course when they play and who better for Curry to be learning from?
The Golden State Warriors player will no doubt be supporting Spieth during the playing of the 103rd PGA Championship at Kiawah Island where the Texan is among the favorites to win. Indeed, as of the 3rd of May 2021, Betway has priced Jordan Spieth at 14/1 to win the fourth major of his career.
Despite those fairly lengthy odds, the Texan’s confidence will be high as he heads down to South Carolina having recently won the Valero Texas Open in front of home support during late March.
Curry was one of the first to congratulate him on his win and who knows, perhaps we may see the two striding side by side on the fairway at a professional event sometime in the future.
Game! Blouses! @JordanSpieth with the hole-out from the bunker to win it! Congrats bro
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) June 25, 2017
Never say never
At the end of the day, it would be foolish to rule out Curry’s chances on the professional tour given how much of a natural athlete the point guard is. With an official handicap of only +1, Curry is well-positioned to give the PGA Tour a good crack when his basketball commitments end and he can turn all of his attention to golf. In many respects, it is extraordinary that Curry has been able to get his handicap down to that figure whilst also being one of the most exciting NBA players of the 21st century. The 33-year-old’s second act is going to take the world by storm.