“It’s a different sport, a different position, but it definitely is – the little things that you can do, that I have done, that I do now, that I can do in the future, to make sure your body can do this is able to relax and keep you in the best of shape so you have the best chance of getting ready season after season, “Curry said on Monday. “And then you make the necessary adjustments that your game needs to morph into, or things like that. … The approach and discipline he has demonstrated what it means to be a professional athlete at this level with this longevity.” So it’s not a coincidence. So there are things you can do to put yourself in a position to stretch it even further. “
Brady will face them on Sunday Kansas City Chiefs in his 10th Super Bowl. He has won six championships, the most of any NFL quarterback. Curry is a three-time NBA champion but met Brady in 2014 before winning his first NBA title.
“We just lost to the Clippers in the first round, so I had some free time,” said Curry of her meeting at the Preakness Stakes earlier this year. “… It seemed like he was always trying to collect nuggets himself against other guys from different leagues. That competitive fire was still even in the middle of his off-season – you could see it in his eyes. You guess greatness seven years later he still has great bowls and it’s one of them [situations] Every time you see him in the light stages, you can’t fail to see. They expect greatness to happen. So we’ll watch [Sunday] and see if he can do it. “
Brady’s longevity and ability to play at such a high level for extended periods of time has had many athletes praising the Bucs quarterback during his career, but Curry’s praise for Brady came on a day Curry acknowledged that he often thinks about his own title window.
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“There are things you can control and things you can’t control,” Curry said. “But all the little things you do on a daily basis, all the work you put in, help get back to this stage and understand – you are living in reality, so you know, unless you are playing quarterback for Right now, in the Tampa Bay Bucs, there is a fine line between when you are at your peak and when you really need to get the most out of what you have on the place. That’s kind of Perspective so be sure to think about it. “
Curry’s perspective on his future was brought into greater focus last season after suffering a broken left hand in the fourth game of the season. Between this injury Klay Thompson‘s consecutive injuries at the end of the season and Kevin DurantAchilles injury in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals and subsequent decision to sign with Brooklyn networksCurry is very aware of how quickly things can change for any team. When asked how long he feels like his own title window has been open, Curry hoped it would keep going for a while.
Steph Curry and the Warriors are 11-9 this season. Noah Graham / NBAE via Getty Images
“You think this year and next,” said Curry. “You think back with Klay, you think about all these different things, but right now who should say we can’t put pieces together? I’m in the middle of my prime thinking about all the things that are we have Been through the last four or five years to build on. It’s hard to tell what the real number is, but I think we’re in a good place, let’s put it that way. “
Curry, who will be 33 in March, was then asked how far he could extend his prime, having just said he was feeling right in the middle of his peak years.
“We’ll find out,” answered Curry.
Brady is all too familiar with extending the prime years. Brady is the oldest quarterback to have won a Super Bowl two seasons before this championship run.
After five consecutive years in which Curry’s Warriors reached the NBA final between the 2014/15 season and the 2018/19 season, Curry’s Warriors had the worst record in the league last season at 15:50 and fought their way with an 11: 9-start up and down season goes into play on Tuesday with the Boston Celtics. With all the wear and tear on his body, Curry was asked how old he felt in basketball years.
“I wanted to say [after] During the five-year run we played one and a half extra seasons in those playoffs, but then I got it back last year, “he said.” So, I don’t know, I feel like I’m in my midst 20s right now. I do not know what that means. Maybe I’m just cheating on myself … I think the mind has to be strong to tell your body how young you are or how young you feel. So just let it go. I have no qualms about falling off anytime soon. “