Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry Confident in Decision to Skip Tokyo Olympics
By: ShaCamree Gowdy
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will not be hitting the court with other top NBA players in Las Vegas for the Tokyo Olympics — and he’s confident he made the right decision.
Curry will instead join his brother Seth and father Dell in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where the trio will enjoy some family time and participate in the American Century Championship golf tournament, per ESPN’s Nick Wagoner.
They are reportedly the only family in its 32-year history to have three members compete at the same time.
While Curry paid respects and wished success on all the players hitting the practice court in Vegas, he said the timing just wasn’t right for him.
“It was a hard decision,” said Curry, as reported by Wagoner. “Coming off of this season and the condensed schedule, the protocols and obviously where I’m at in my career, I do value the offseason, and I’m working back on the court, but to try to go and play and there’s just a lot that could happen.”
He added that he took “everything into account,” including his personal well-being.
“I take how I’m feeling physically, mentally, what’s happening around the league, all those things, it’s not one specific reason or a part of it, but just knowing at the end of the day do I want to play or not? And the answer was no at the end of the day,” Curry said, per Wagoner.
Team USA kicked off its training camp in Las Vegas on Tuesday. They will play seven exhibition games against other Olympic teams before heading to Tokyo.