I surely hope this doesn't happen. New arena in SF will be done right when Steph gets a new contract.
Hopefully that entices him to stay.
To be honest, there's about a 99% chance Steph signs with Charlotte in 3 years. It makes more sense than LeBron in Cleveland.
Steph was born in Charlotte & lived his entire life here until the day he was drafted. He grew up sitting on the Hornets sideline watching his dad play here. He went to college here. He spends his offseasons here. Both he & his wife's friends & families live here. His dream growing up was to put on the purple & teal jersey his dad wore & play for the home team. Dell Curry, his father & idol, is the team announcer, Michael Jordan is Curry's other idol & owns the team. The Hornets are back and have a loaded roster. The buzz around the city is insane. His desire will only grow stronger once he sees the purple & teal on the court dominating with Big Al & Lance behind a sold out atmosphere. Every time he plays here, or just walks around the city in the summer, fans are gonna worship him & beg him to come home.
Hell, he's also a diehard Panthers Fan & loves Cam Newton. Just another reason.
I don't see how it doesn't happen.
That's a potential roster. And it's filthy. And there's a legit chance we'll see it in 2017.