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Steph Curry reflects on Kevin Durant's Warriors tenure, move to Nets

Steph Curry reflects on Kevin Durant's Warriors tenure, move to Nets

For three seasons, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant formed one of the most dominant duos in NBA history.

Warriors fans were hoping the partnership would continue for a few more years, but Durant decided to sign with the Brooklyn Nets when free agency opened in July.

Now, Curry is left to reflect on his short but sweet time with Durant.

"We won two championships and I think we both got better throughout the process as basketball players and as people," Curry told the media at a Warriors Camp event in Oakland on Monday night. "With the demand every single night to be great, all that that comes with in terms of media attention, scrutiny, the criticism, the praise, it's a lot to handle and I think, me and him, especially on the level, can connect."

The Warriors went to the NBA Finals all three years Durant was a member of the team. That should have brought the two-time NBA Finals MVP happiness, but after the 2017-18 title, Warriors employees reportedly were concerned about Durant's lack of joy.

With all the chaos surrounding Durant's impending free agency, it was easy for most observers to tell Durant wasn't having much fun during his final season in the Bay.

Curry, better than anyone, seems to understand what went into Durant's choice to leave the Warriors for the Nets.

"Obviously, at the end of the day, him going to Brooklyn, is just trying to make sure he's happy and going to a place where he feels like he needs to be," Curry said. "At the end of the day, you gotta be happy about that for him. That's what every player in this league [wants], to be in a situation where they can decide where they want to play."

Durant doesn't play in the Bay Area anymore, but his place in Warriors history won't soon be forgotten. Just because he left doesn't mean he won't be celebrated whenever he comes back. This isn't like the situation in Oklahoma City where he left on bad terms and was booed each time he returned.

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Durant helped raise two banners to the Oracle Arena rafters, and Curry is looking forward to the days after their careers are over when they can come together and celebrate what they achieved.

"We'll always remember the three years we had," Curry said. "Like he said, we'll probably be back here down the road to celebrate those [titles] like they did the 74-75 team. So, it'll be cool when that happens."

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Sunday’s “The Match” featuring Bay Area native Tom Brady, former NFL MVP Peyton Manning and PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson seemed to be a smashing success for the sport of golf. Not only was $20 million raised for coronavirus relief in the United States, but sports fans were glued to their televisions to watch golf, something the sport forever has struggled with.

Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted during the event that he wanted to participate in the next iteration of the “The Match.” So we asked, who would Warriors fans like to see Steph team up with the next time this event is organized and got some interesting responses.

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John Daly no doubt would be an interesting partner for Curry, but the two aren’t likely to be a match made in heaven. Daly’s partying and off-the-course exploits were infamous during his days on the tour, something Curry never has gotten wrapped up in.

Another commenter mentioned Jordan Spieth, who is a fellow Under Armour athlete with Curry. These two likely have played together numerous times over the years, and Spieth has been known to provide a good sound byte.

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Another name to consider would be Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world. Thomas joined the TNT telecast for Sunday’s event and was a great on-course reporter, including this somewhat-NSFW dig at Charles Barkley.

Thomas and Curry together would provide some incredible laughs.

Whoever it is, having Steph mic’d up for an entire 18 holes should make for some magnificent content.

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

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If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.