Steph Curry explains why he decided to turn down role in 'Space Jame 2'

Steph Curry explains why he decided to turn down role in 'Space Jame 2'

For the first time since 2011, Steph Curry won't be joining Klay Thompson on the hardwood. Instead, Thompson will be sharing a court with a different king -- LeBron James.

Don't worry, Klay hasn't made his free-agency decision yet.

The Warriors star reportedly has accepted a role alongside the Lakers star in the upcoming film "Space Jam 2," along with Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Diana Taurasi.

A number of NBA stars, including Curry, reportedly turned down the opportunity to be in the film. The Warriors star admits he and producer Ryan Coogler discussed it, but they ultimately couldn't make it work.

“I know LeBron and Ryan Coogler are going to be doing amazing things. It's going to be awesome,” Curry told The New York Times' Sopan Deb. “Part of it was in terms of things that I had going on. It was just the timing, to be honest. Not being able to commit. And I know Ryan really well. We had a lot of conversations about it.”

Coogler, an Oakland native, is a huge Warriors fan, making it difficult for Steph to say no to the project.

“He's at every playoff game,” Curry said, adding, “Obviously, that's hard to turn down. The guy does amazing work.”

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Steph won't have to watch out for the Monstars this summer, which is good news for the banged-up Warriors, who can ill-afford to have another star to go down with an injury -- real or imagined.

Kendrick Perkins reacts to T-shirt of Warriors fan account trolling him

Kendrick Perkins reacts to T-shirt of Warriors fan account trolling him

You got to give Kendrick Perkins some credit for being a good sport with this one.

On Thursday morning, the "officialwarriorsworld" Instagram account posted the following:

Perkins -- who is viewed as an antagonist to many Warriors fans because of his "interesting" opinions about the team and its players -- had some fun with it.

He posted the picture to his IG account with the caption: "Why @officialwarriorsworld and the GS fans do old Perk like that?! I'll Dm them my Cash app later."

Perkins also took to Twitter:

If you aren't familiar with the background -- this is what happened at the end of the third quarter in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers:

Steph apparently talked some trash to Perk by saying: "You ain't playin' tonight?"

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In the end, Perkins playing along with the trolling hopefully raises more money in the fight against COVID-19.

Now that's a great cause.

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Steph Curry, Klay Thompson 'redefine' shooting, Chris Mullin says

Steph Curry, Klay Thompson 'redefine' shooting, Chris Mullin says

Hall of Famer Chris Mullin leaves behind an illustrious NBA career with five All-Star selections in 16 seasons -- 13 of them with the Warriors who retired his No. 17 jersey.

He’s still living in the Bay Area which means he gets to witness the talents of Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. He credited how great of shooters the two are in an interview with NBC Sports on Lunch Talk Live.

“They’ve redefined what an acceptable shot is,” Mullin told Mike Tirico. Mind you, while he wasn't the most athletic, Mullin was an extremely accurate shooter back in his day. 

The Brooklyn native was comparing how different the Michael Jordan era of basketball is to the game Steph and Klay play today. And not just how they play, but the perks they receive now compared to how it was two decades ago.

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Much has changed. 

Mullin was a member of the short-lived Warriors’ trio: Run TMC possessing himself, Mitch Richmond and Tim Hardaway that began in 1989. It was a romantic squad of “what could have been,” with the fast-paced players dominating everyone in their path.

Mullin has always loved the way Klay and Steph shot the ball calling them arguably two of the best shooters in the history of the game.

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Curry himself said he isn’t sure he would be as successful if it wasn’t for the jump shot. He even donated time to producing a documentary dedicated to finding the origin of it.

Mullin, along with the rest of us, gets to remain spoiled watching the two on the court.