Stephen Curry Says 'It's Dope' While Reflecting on $215M Contract, Warriors Career

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVAugust 4, 2021

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gestures after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball Western Conference Play-In game against the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 103-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry commented Wednesday on signing a contract extension with the team. 

After agreeing to a four-year, $215 million extension with the Dubs through the 2025-26 season, Curry said the following to Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic:

"It's dope to think about what has all transpired in the last 12 years, where we currently are and what we're trying to do with this championship window that we have. Thinking about being in the Bay for another five years, taking me to 38, it checks all the boxes in terms of what I'm trying to do with my career."

Curry added that he's encouraged by the team's direction and that he wouldn't have re-upped with the Warriors had he not been confident in the front office. 

“Yeah, the effort is there," he said. "Just being around the conversations that some people are privy to and most people are not—we want to win. And if anybody was not with that, then we’ve got issues. And I don’t think I’d have signed up for five years of that. So that’s the vibe.”

The 33-year-old Curry, who has spent his entire 12-year career with the Warriors, is coming off one of his best seasons, as he won the scoring title with a career-high 32.0 points per game in 2020-21.

Per Thompson, Curry is now the first player in NBA history to sign two contracts worth at least $200 million. He previously inked a five-year, $201.2 million deal in 2017.

With Curry in the fold for at least the next five seasons, the Warriors have a chance to build upon the championship-winning culture instilled by Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Golden State reached five consecutive NBA Finals from 2015-19, winning three of them, but the past two years have been a struggle.

With both Curry and Thompson missing nearly the entire season, the Warriors finished with the worst record in the NBA in 2019-20. They bounced back last season to go 39-33 even without Thompson, but they fell one win short of the playoffs by falling to the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies in the play-in tournament.

Hopes are high for the Dubs in 2021-22 and beyond, however, especially if Thompson returns for the first time since 2018-19 and returns to his All-Star form.

Already a seven-time All-Star, three-time NBA champion and two-time NBA MVP, Curry is poised to enjoy perhaps the best season of his career at the age of 33 after being an unstoppable force for long stretches last season.

The Warriors have also made some significant additions this offseason, including the reported signings of both Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica, plus the selection of wing Jonathan Kuminga and guard Moses Moody with the Nos. 7 and 14 overall selections in the 2021 draft, respectively.

Curry told Marcus Thompson he has been in contact with general manager Bob Myers throughout the offseason regarding roster moves and said "love 'em" when asked about the draft picks of Kuminga and Moody.

The Warriors have a deep and talented team headed by All-Stars Curry, Thompson and Green, and if some of their young players can become big-time contributors next season and beyond, they figure to be back in championship contention.