Wants to play into my 40s like Tom Brady: Steph Curry

Steph Curry recently in a podcast shared this desire to play basketball for a long time and wants to follow his father, former NBA player Dell Curry’s footsteps, who played in the NBA for 16 years.

Swati Bhatia Editor

Updated - 15 February 2021 5:51 pm

Golden State Warriors is having a roller coaster season in the NBA. Despite Steph Curry’s class performances, the Warriors have been inconsistent. Curry has led the Warriors to a 12-12 record so far, but the team is still looking doubtful for the playoffs. In the recent game, Stephen Curry scored 57 points, the second-highest scoring performance of his career, in a losing cause as the Warriors suffered a 134-132 loss against Dallas Mavericks.

Steph Curry wants to play into 40s

Steph Curry recently in a podcast shared this desire to play basketball for a long time and wants to follow his father, former NBA player Dell Curry’s footsteps, who played in the NBA for 16 years.

“My pops was always the barometer for me. He played 16 years until he was 38. I got to see how his body changed over the years, especially those last six — all the work that went into getting ready for a season. I’m about to be 33 next month, feel really, really good — fresh, able to still do everything I want to do on the court.”

Curry, 33, is also inspired by NFL legend Tom Brady, who despite in his 40s, won his 7th Superbowl and is going strong.

The 2-time MVP admitted that its difficult for an athlete to maintain their fitness after 40 but said that his primary goal is to take care of his body and adapt his game accordingly, and this would help him keep going for a few more years.

“If I could get to like pushing 40 and still be impactful on the court, I feel like that’s a win. Straight up and down you can’t hide anywhere when you’re out there. Maybe a little bit of a different conversation, but to Tom’s point, just getting your body where you go out on your own terms is the goal. However long or however many years that is. Pushing 40 would be amazing.”

Golden State Warriors are currently 9th in Western Conference points table and is struggling to find a spot in the playoffs.