After James returned to the Cavs in 2014, they made it to the NBA Finals three times, winning the title in 2015. Curry, skimming quickly through the e-mail, thought the invitation was to play in the pro-am, until he saw the dates (Aug. 3-6). "So now every time I hear that song, that's all I think about". Offshore sportsbook Bovada.lv has released betting odds on the event and Curry began as a +250,000 longshot to take home golf glory.
"Obviously, I didn't know anyone was filming, so once I saw the video, I knew it was going to blow up", Curry said Tuesday while at the Web.com Ellie Mae Classic. That means that just a $US10 bet on Curry to win would net a lucky bettor $US30,000 if he came out on top of the leaderboard on Sunday. He's borderline-obsessed with golf, so he quickly accepted.
Curry played alongside Web.com pro Nick Rousey, and while organizers have faced some criticism for giving Curry a spot in the event, Rousey showed no disdain and instead dished out some advice and tips to the National Basketball Association star.
Curry will join a list of athletes to compete in PGA Tour-sanctioned events during their active playing careers that also includes former National Football League players Jerry Rice and Mark Rypien. He will play alongside Stephan Jaeger, the defending champion who shot a record 12-under-par round of 58 past year, and Sam Ryder, one of the tournament favourites who won only last week.
So his good memories of June 12 stretch beyond the Warriors' 129-120 victory over Cleveland (in which he scored 34 points).
"Steph Curry's phenomenal four-year deal can be credited not only to his exceptional skill and aggression on the court, but his incredible endurance - not necessarily physical conditioning, but his willingness to wait, and focus on his own game and his own goals", John Bradberry said. "That goes down in the history books, for sure".