Stephen Curry is a basketball player who has been in the NBA for over a decade. He is one of the most popular players in the league and has won three MVP awards, two championships, and four Finals MVPs. Now that he’s retiring from the NBA, it looks like he wants to be a part of the tech industry.
At 33 years old, Stephen Curry is still playing some of his greatest basketball of his life, but he may already be planning his second job after he retires from the NBA. Off the court, the Golden State Warriors’ sharpshooter is an ardent golfer and a pretty good one, and he’ll be joining the NBC coverage of the 2021 Ryder Cup later this month.
Could this be the start of the next NBA star-turned-television personality?
Stephen Curry enjoys golfing.
During the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe South golf course, Stephen Curry grins | Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images
Curry is one of the greatest basketball players on the planet, and he’s also a decent golfer. When he’s not wearing Warriors gear, the seven-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion is a scratch golfer who can usually be seen wearing a polo and a cap.
Curry told Bleacher Report last year, “I was hit by the bug very early and became hooked.” “On occasion, I’d find myself on the basketball court contemplating my next round. That’s something I still do in the league, which is strange.”
That’s understandable. That is, if you replace an NBA floor with a cubicle.
Curry has participated in professional golf tournaments in recent years. On 2017, he competed in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic, shooting 74-74 in the first two rounds. Curry missed the cut by 11 strokes, although he still finished ahead of seven other players.
The long-range sharpshooter placed eighth in the American Century Championship celebrity golf event earlier this year. Curry may have made it to the PGA Tour if he had chosen to play golf instead of basketball, but it’s fair to say he made the correct choice.
The 2021 Ryder Cup will be covered by Stephen Curry for NBC.
Next week in Whistling Straits, Stephen Curry will be one of the commentators calling the Ryder Cup.
September 14, 2021 — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR)
Curry has always wanted to become more engaged in professional golf, and he’ll be able to do so later this month. According to The Athletic, NBC Universal and Unanimous Media confirmed on Tuesday that Curry would cover the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits for Golf Channel and NBC.
“During the tournament, Curry will join GOLF Channel/NBC Sports across multiple platforms as the ultimate ‘insider,’ providing unique insight on playing as a team and winning at the greatest level,” according to the press release. “Curry will also produce unique material for GolfPass and GOLF Channel’s highly acclaimed ‘Live From the Ryder Cup’ coverage. Curry’s Ryder Cup work will be broadcast on Sky Sports’ coverage of the tournament across the United Kingdom and Ireland.”
From September 24 to 26, the Ryder Cup will be place in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Is this a foreshadowing of his future job?
In retirement, we’ve seen a number of NBA players go from the floor to the broadcast booth. For years, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley have been the faces of TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” On ESPN talk programs, players like Kendrick Perkins, Paul Pierce, and Jalen Rose have established a name for themselves. Reggie Miller and Chris Webber, for example, went with play-by-play.
Curry, a well-spoken veteran with a perceptive personality, might be ideal for the broadcast booth when his NBA career comes to an end. Plus, if he chooses to play basketball, he’ll most likely have the choice of choosing between basketball and golf.
Curry’s performance at the Ryder Cup later this month will be watched closely, but a good start may pave the way for a lucrative broadcasting career in his second life.
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