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Report: Steph Curry's mouthpiece to hit auction, could be worth $25,000

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Report: Steph Curry's mouthpiece to hit auction, could be worth $25,000

One of Steph Curry's mouthpiece's is reportedly going to hit the auction block.

And no, it's not the one he threw during Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

The mouthpiece that Curry wore during Game 4 of the 2018 Finals will be up for sale, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Curry scored 37 points that night, and also registered six rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks.

An excerpt from Rovell's story:

"This is a great, unique piece of memorabilia," said David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions. "It's something that people so identify with Steph, it's something that he closely guards and it's from a significant game."

Kohler said the mouthguard, which has the Under Armour logo and Curry's interlocking SC logo, could be worth at least $25,000.

"It would be perfect for a Warriors fan who is a dentist," Kohler said.

How much would you be willing to pay for the mouthpiece?

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Curry's personal trainer working on 'developing a three-minute pregame virtual reality drill'

Curry's personal trainer working on 'developing a three-minute pregame virtual reality drill'

Steph Curry has won three championships.

He has two regular season MVPs and is the only unanimous winner in NBA history.

He made an NBA-record nine 3-pointers in Game 2 of this year's Finals.

So how does the 30-year old plan on improving this summer?

“We always look for new things, just to keep him stimulated and to keep pushing his workouts forward," his personal trainer, Brandon Payne, told Tom Haberstroh and David Thorpe on the Back To Back Podcast. "This year, we’ve worked with a company out of Berkeley on a virtual reality tool that aids in peripheral vision and decision making.

"It’s also something that we’ll use for about 10 minutes before each workout to really get his brain stimulated, to get him present in the moment. So this is something we’ll use this offseason.

"And then I’m also working with this company on developing a three-minute pregame VR drill that he can go through just to get him in the moment, get him focused, really get his peripheral going — working on spatial relationships.

"We have to be careful to make sure that the technology doesn't get in the way of the actual workouts. So as long as things can fit seamlessly into workouts, we’ll continue to use them."

Curry's pregame routine is already a thing of legend.

Hundreds -- and sometimes thousands -- of people show up hours before the opening tip just to watch Curry go through his warmup drills.

And next season, they may see him rocking a virtual reality apparatus.

Payne also insinuated that Curry isn't quite at full strength yet.

"We'll go from July 15 straight up until training camp. We’ve got some micro injuries and some things we’ve got to deal with this offseason that we haven't had to deal with in the past. So that changes a little bit of what we'll do from a strength and performance standpoint."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Kerr acknowledges 'stylistic tension' between Curry, Durant: 'Got to live with some isos'

Kerr acknowledges 'stylistic tension' between Curry, Durant: 'Got to live with some isos'

You know the nuts and bolts at this point.

During the Western Conference Finals vs Houston, the Warriors seemed to go through a little bit of an identity crisis on the offensive end.

The Warriors ended up playing more iso ball than they ever had under Steve Kerr, and the Rockets definitely deserved some credit for that.

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Kerr was a guest on The Lowe Post Podcast on Monday, and was asked the following question by Zach Lowe:

"Is there any kernel of truth to the idea that -- even though you guys have won two straight championships -- that there is sort of an inherent stylistic tension between the way Steph plays and the way KD plays? Or you guys have generally figured it out?"

Kerr's response:

"I wouldn't say we've figured it out. I would say there is stylistic tension but not personal tension .. it's not like anybody is pointing the finger or blaming one another ... if you want to have the best iso player on Earth, then you got to live with some isos when maybe you don't want them.

"The luxury of having KD bail us out of possessions is occasionally gonna lead to a stagnant offense when we're seeing a defense that is doing a good job against us.

"So there wasn't anything emotionally that was bothering us. It was more, 'We gotta figure this out strategically.' And I think we did."

On Tuesday, Lowe wrote a feature on Durant, which included the following quotes from Curry:

- "We complement each other. We occupy different spots on the floor. The only thing we've had to work on, chemistry-wise, is reading situations -- what plays to call, deciding the balance of who gets to initiate the offense."

- "He played a certain way for nine years, and there are habits you have to break to play our style. It took him a while to adjust."

There's no doubt that Curry missing 31 games (plus the first six playoff games) hindered some of the on-court chemistry he and Durant had built.

Assuming Durant is back next season, one would expect the Warriors will "figure it out" sooner rather than later...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller