Stephen Curry said he wants to play for the Golden State Warriors for 20 years, reports Fox Sports’ Brett Pollakoff.
“I want to play that long,” Curry said. “[...] I have such a respect for those guys that play that long into their careers, because there’s just so much that you go through.”
Curry, last season’s MVP, added that he’d like to follow the example set by Kobe Bryant, who has played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons.
“So, for Kobe to be, one with the same team for 20 years, and two, to play 20 years is pretty remarkable,” Curry said. “I would love to be one of those guys.”
The 27-year-old, who is in his seventh NBA season, believes his style of play will allow his career to stand the test of time.
“Being able to shoot the ball will hopefully allow me to have that longevity, [as well as] being able to handle the ball,” Curry added. “Obviously quickness and speed might deteriorate as you go through your career, but I think the way that I play the game will last a good while.”
Curry is averaging 29.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game this season for the 44–4 Warriors.