You could make a case that Marcus Thompson II knows Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry better than any other media member in the country. Thompson was Golden State’s beat writer for the Bay Area News Group when Curry was drafted in 2009, and he’s still covering Curry today as a columnist for the same outlet.
Thompson has spent countless hours with Curry over the years so it seemed only logical to go in depth with Thompson about the Bay Area’s living, breathing icon … or so it seems. Curry’s popularity has soared in recent years, and he’s now one of the most popular players in the entire league.
Despite Curry’s phenomenal rise to stardom, he remains humble, down-to-earth and grounded.
Here are some excerpts from the Sal and Steiny Podcast, in which we dissected the person that is Stephen Curry.
On whether or not Curry goes out and socializes: “Nah, Curry’s the guy you have to drag to the club.”
On Curry’s lifestyle: “I just think Curry is kind of boring. The things that excite people don’t excite him.”
On Curry’s faith: “He takes it more seriously than most … But he does it in a different way.”
On whether he could ever see Curry leaving the Warriors in free agency: “Absolutely I could.”
****You can listen to all of the Sal and Steiny Podcast with Marcus Thompson right here: