Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors can be called many things: a four-time champion, two-time NBA MVP, Finals MVP, and nine-time All-Star.
But now he can be called something else too: a 35-year-old.
Tuesday is Curry’s 35th birthday, which is impressive for a number of reasons.
On Monday night, Curry chatted with NBC Sports following his team’s big win over the Phoenix Suns.
During that time, he touched upon his big day.
He noted that he feels blessed to still be playing the game he loves at his age – and also said that his 35th might be the last birthday he counts.
In that way, Curry is like many other 35-year-olds.
Steph is going to stop counting his birthdays after he turns 35 years old tomorrow 😂 pic.twitter.com/PVqkuUtR93
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 14, 2023
Curry is now in his 14th season in the NBA and is easily one of the most decorated stars in the history of the league.
Even though he is now 35, Curry is still playing some of the best basketball of his career.
He is averaging 29.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists too.
Those are some of his highest numbers in years.
It is true that injuries are more common for Curry at this point, but he’s still a player unlike any other.
He is less than a year removed from winning his last championship and his first Finals MVP.
That was a career goal he had chased for years.
And he is still the best player on his team and is also considered the greatest shooter of all time.
Even if Curry were to stop playing basketball today, he would still be considered one of the best of all time.
But it seems clear that he still has gas in the tank.
He is going to be playing for a few more years.
His age is only slowing him down a little bit and it can’t limit his immense and incomparable skill.NEXT: Klay Thompson, Steph Curry Had NBA World Buzzing Monday