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Steph Curry has putting contest with Andrea Lee, Lucy Li in 'surreal moment'

Steph Curry has putting contest with Andrea Lee, Lucy Li in 'surreal moment'

Steph Curry supposedly played at Augusta National last week as a birthday present from Warriors owner Joe Lacob.

On Thursday, Curry hosted two amateur golfers that will play at Augusta National for the first time in April.

Andrea Lee and Lucy Li visited the Warriors practice facility and got to compete in a putting challenge with Curry.

"I was freaking out when I heard we were going to have a putting contest with a player," Lee said. "I was really hoping it was Steph Curry and it was. It was a surreal moment."

Lee and Li both missed their putts, but Curry nailed his putt. He knew it was going in, too. He dropped his putter, started to walk away confidently and then ran down the hall with his arms in the air.

"I'm going to Augusta!" Curry screamed.

The inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur will take place in Georgia from April 3-6, and Lee and Li are two of the players that will compete in the event.

Lee is currently part of the women's golf team at Stanford, and has a long list of accomplishments at the collegiate level.

"It's just super exciting," Lee told NBC Sports Bay Area. "I'm really honored and grateful to be part of the field."

Li, 16, is the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, where she finished tied for 55th place in 2018.

"It's arguably the most famous course in the world and I'm just so excited to step on the ground and play the course," Li told NBC Sports Bay Area. "It's going to be so amazing."

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The final round will be broadcast on NBC Sports on April 6.

Curry and the Warriors will be wrapping up the 2019 regular season when Augusta National Women’s Amateur is taking place, so he won't be able to attend. But you can bet that he will be rooting for Lee and Li from afar.

Steph Curry's latest Curry 6 colorway that's inspired by Oracle Arena

Steph Curry's latest Curry 6 colorway that's inspired by Oracle Arena

Steph Curry and the Warriors didn't send Oracle Arena out the way they had hoped, as they lost all three NBA Finals games in the building to the Toronto Raptors.

But Oracle still holds a huge place in Curry's heart.

That's why the latest colorway of his Curry 6 shoe is a tribute to the arena he called home for the first 10 years of his NBA career.

If you haven't blocked Game 6 of the NBA Finals from your memory, you may have noticed Curry wearing those shoes in the final game ever at Oracle.

The "Roaracle" colorway consists of green, red and orange, the colors of a decibel meter. The insole in the left shoe features the word "Roar," while the right insole has "This is our house" written on it.

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These Curry 6s will be released on Friday, June 21 for a retail price of $130.

If you want something that will remind you of the good times at Oracle, you should definitely pick up a pair of these Curry 6s.

Warriors assistant Chris DeMarco to coach Bahamas men's national team

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Warriors assistant Chris DeMarco to coach Bahamas men's national team

Talk about a sweet gig.

Warriors assistant coach Chris DeMarco has been a consistent presence on Golden State's sideline over the last several years, over the course of which he's gotten plenty of championship experience.

Starting this summer, DeMarco will be taking that experience to the tropics. The Undefeated's Marc Spears reported Monday that DeMarcos has agreed in principle to become the head coach of the Bahamas Basketball Federations' senior men's national team.

DeMarco began with the Warriors as a video scout, and has ascended up the coaching ranks to his current position. He has previously served as an assistant coach for the Bahamas, and will now take over the reins when he doesn't have Golden State commitments.

While the Bahamas failed to qualify for the upcoming 2019 World Cup in China, there is no shortage of NBA talent originating from the islands, including Sacramento's Buddy Hield and Phoenix' DeAndre Ayton.

"There is a lot of potential for growth. It's crazy the talent they have with only 400,000 (people)," DeMarco told The Undefeated. "It's a tremendous opportunity."

Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has Bahamian family ties through his father, Mychal, but neither he nor Rockets guard Eric Gordon are eligible to participate with the Bahamian national team due to their prior experience with USA Basketball. Still, the elder Thompson believes the DeMarco hire is a good one.

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"It's great for the Bahamas getting a coach with championship experience at the highest level of basketball," Thompson told The Undefeated. "He will bring a winning mentality and a great organizer."

DeMarco will be needed back in the Bay Area when the Warriors open up Chase Center at the start of next season. But until then, he can gain further coaching experience, and get a tan while he's at it.