With Klay Thompson recovering from a major knee injury and Kevin Durant a free agent with a year of rehab ahead of him, the weight of a once invincible dynasty teeters on Stephen Curry’s shoulders.
Of course, the greatest point guard alive is anxious to meet the challenge. In a recent interview in Japan he answered questions about the potential end of the Golden Empire.
“The story is still going,” Curry said. “A lot of people said this is going to be the end but I’m not going to let that happen. It’s going to be fun to come back and chase more championships next year and beyond.”
“I’m not going to let that happen” is a helluva statement to be made, especially as Dub Nation anxiously awaits the outcome of free agency and major medical procedures. Curry taking the personal responsibility to keep the machine rolling was a reassuring moment for the Bay Area.
It reminded me of another promise he made nearly a decade ago, when the Golden State Warriors were a wasteland of unfulfilled dreams and confusion.
Promise to all the Warrior fans...we will figure this thing out...if it's the last thing we do we will figure it out— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 12, 2009
With a sea of uncertainty ahead, the Warriors will lean on the elder Splash Bro more than they ever have. Thankfully, Curry’s made a career out of thriving against the odds.