Stephen Curry, a name counted among the basketball legends, is suddenly starting to pop up in a whole other sport, golf. Curry, the star of the Golden State Warriors, recently put on a performance to remember, winning the ACC celebrity golf championship.
Naturally, Curry hit the long-range three-pointer (this time in golf) to seal the victory in a walk-off, raising his hat in the air and sprinting to his wife Ayesha to share the joy.
STEPHEN CURRY WALK OFF PUTT TO WIN THE 2023 AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP!!! 🐐🐐🐐🐐
— TheWarriorsTalk (@TheWarriorsTalk) July 16, 2023
Curry finished with 75 points, and Mardy Fish had 73. Curry had 50 points going into the final round on Sunday, while Fish had 47 according to the Modified Stableford scoring method. Since the NFL’s Al Del Greco in 2000, Curry is the only active athlete to win the ACC.
Now, with the big win in golf and Steph nearing the end of his NBA career, many NBA fans have speculated that he may turn more of his interests to golf, especially given how passionate he is about the sport. The Golden State Warriors superstar, who will earn $51,915,615, however, ruled out retiring from the NBA and expressed optimism about the new CBA rules.
While Stephen Curry is believed to be one of the most underpaid players in the NBA, could there be any way the new Collective Bargaining Agreement could turn this situation around?
How will the CBA terms benefit Stephen Curry?
As long as certain criteria are followed, this new regulation allows a select few superstars who are willing to re-sign with their present team to collect up to 35% of the wage ceiling. Curry would be eligible for the maximum compensation given that he has spent his whole career with the Warriors and is a two-time MVP. Under the previous CBA, a player with Curry’s level of experience could only sign for 30% of the cap.
Steph isn’t switching careers to golf just yet 🏌️♂️😅
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 17, 2023
“Have y’all seen those CBA terms in the NBA? Life is good in the league. I’ll be alright.” Chef Curry responded when asked about his retirement plans. Curry is anticipated to get a significant salary in the upcoming season after agreeing to a huge four-year contract. It is safe to argue that Curry’s job security with the Warriors is good given the value he adds to the team.
Even though we enjoy watching Steph succeed on the golf course, we don’t want him to give up basketball just yet. And based on his recent performances, it is very legitimate to say that Curry still has a lot of juice to give.