It was a pretty huge offseason for Steph Curry. Among many other things, he and his wife Ayesha Curry welcomed their third child, Cannon, to the world, and Steph found out that he would be teammates with superstar center DeMarcus Cousins.
And apparently these things happened at the same time.
Curry was featured on the Tuesday episode of The Fitz and Brooks Show on KNBR 680, where he revealed that the Cousins news came while he was at the hospital. “For me, I got wave of it pretty last minute,” Curry recalled. “I was actually in the delivery room with my wife, and [Warriors GM] Bob Myers calls me and says, ‘Hey, we have this opportunity to sign DeMarcus.’ My first question is like, ‘Stop joking. Are you serious?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah, this is real, and [DeMarcus] just wants to know how you feel about him joining the team.’ That was a quick no-brainer ‘Yes.’”
After one of the hosts (and Warriors TV play-by-play man) Bob Fitzgerald jokingly teased Curry for taking a phone call at such a moment, Steph laughed, and noted, “It was like three hours after Cannon, so he wanted to be the first free agency transaction conversation after he joined the world.”
The whole interview, which lasts about seventeen minutes, is great, and Curry touches on a number of topics, including:
On what Cousins brings to the team: “There’s a lot of excitement about what he can bring to our lineup. We obviously know how we want to play. We have shown a strength in playing with that versatile lineup, playing fast, sharing the ball, moving the ball, getting a lot of people involved - but DeMarcus has an element of low-post scoring that we really haven’t had . . . We’ll hopefully bring the best out of him, and he’ll bring even greater things out of us.”
On LeBron James’ decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers: “I wasn’t shocked at all, just ‘cause he had the power in his hands to do whatever he wanted to do. I think the only thing that was surprising was that he went somewhere in the Western Conference.”“
On the state of the NBA, and the Western Conference: “The league is in a very fun time, in terms of big names changing teams, changing the landscape of the league. There’s a lot of mystery going on this season. . . Literally every night there’s gonna be a marquee matchup in the West. It’s gonna be a gauntlet.”
On his family time during the busy summer: “Everybody’s good. We’re enjoying the summer a little bit. The time’s counting down, so trying to get in as much time as I can.”
If you get a chance, give the segment a listen.