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What Warriors' Steph Curry, trainer mostly talk about during shutdown

What Warriors' Steph Curry, trainer mostly talk about during shutdown

Warriors superstar Steph Curry is a huge Carolina Panthers fan.

He attended the Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara when Carolina lost to the Denver Broncos in February 2016, and was interested in buying a minority stake in the team when it was for sale in 2018.

It's been a wild week for Curry's NFL squad, as the Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater to be their franchise quarterback and released 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton (who the franchise selected No. 1 overall in 2011).

But the two-time NBA MVP is solely focused on staying in shape and keeping his basketball skills sharp while the NBA season is suspended, right? He doesn't have the time or energy to keep up with everything Carolina is doing, right?

Very wrong.

“To be honest with you, we’ve talked more about the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback situation than we’ve talked about anything else,” Brandon Payne -- Curry's personal trainer -- told NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh this week. “We talked a little bit about workouts and what he can do, but it’s not a whole lot right now.”

Can't blame Curry whatsoever for this. There are more important things to think about right now than basketball.

Such as ... hosting an Instagram Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday to help spread the word about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, one that had even Barack Obama participating in the session.

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Steph is doing his part off the court, when the world needs him most. But through all of that, like most NFL fans, there's still time to talk about his favorite football team.

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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.