At the age of 30, Golden State Warriors superstar guard Steph Curry feels as though he is currently at his peak as a player, and he wants to extend that peak for as long as he can.
“I feel like I’m at my peak as a player and I want to stay on that level for as long as I can,” Curry said, via ESPN.”I’m gonna keep pushing myself in that direction.”
Curry is clearly enjoying the success that he is experiencing in the Bay Area, and he recently stated that he hopes to play his entire career in a Warriors jersey.
“I love the Bay Area, man,” Curry said on a recent appearance on the Bill Simmons podcast, via Yahoo Sports. “The only reason I go home [to the Charlotte area] now is if my sister’s getting married or to go play the Hornets for that one game, so I haven’t really been back much. I haven’t put my mind there.”
When asked by Simmons if he wants to be a Warrior for the rest of his career, Curry didn’t beat around the bush.
“For sure I do,” Curry said. “This is home. This is where I want to be, for obvious reasons.”
After winning three titles and two MVP awards with the Warriors, it seems pretty obvious why Curry would want to stay put. Three-peats are rare in the NBA, but Curry’s Warriors have an opportunity to complete one with another title in 2019, and they’re not shying away from it.
“We try to win as many titles as we can and we’re trying to get another one this coming year,” Curry said. “To have three, it sounds crazy to me when you say it out loud, but I’m definitely blessed to do what I do at a very high level and to have a little hardware to show for it… We want more. We want to be able to accomplish the ultimate feat of winning a championship every single year. That’s why we work so hard. We put in the hours to get the right mindset and get your body ready and take advantage of a very short basketball career.”
Ultimately, Curry is aiming for a 16-year career.
“When I came in the league, that’s the only thing I did say – I want to play 16 years just because my Dad did,” Curry said last year, via the Charlotte Observer. “I’ve always had an appreciation of what that meant. But now – having done eight years and understanding the work that it takes and whatnot – playing eight more years somewhere near the level I’m playing now would be solid.”
In short, Curry feels like he’s at the top of his game, and he plans to keep it that way for the foreseeable future.