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In Topic: Future Splash Brothers in Charlotte - Curry, Hairston ?

25 April 2015 - 10:32 PM

Oakland? Obviously not.

San Francisco? Yes.

Bumgarner & Posey have won 3 championships. SF is a football & baseball town ahead of basketball. They are bigger fish in that pond than Curry.

I didn't say SF. I said the Bay Area. The Bay Area is a large region. And in the Bay, nobody is bigger than Curry right now.

In Topic: Future Splash Brothers in Charlotte - Curry, Hairston ?

25 April 2015 - 08:37 PM

Anyone want to put up $20 with me on if Curry will "go home"?

I think Curry could possibly go home, but it will be one of those end of career simply for the sake of nostalgia type things.

In Topic: Future Splash Brothers in Charlotte - Curry, Hairston ?

25 April 2015 - 06:06 PM

You can't possibly think that Madison Bumgardner is a bigger star in the Bay Area than Steph Curry.

That literally discredits every other thing you have said that may or may not have had merit before.

In Topic: Future Splash Brothers in Charlotte - Curry, Hairston ?

25 April 2015 - 10:20 AM

HOF Legacy
Loudest Crowd
State of the Art Arena


Steph is already beloved in Charlotte. As much as the Bay Area loves him, it's nothing compared to how people here feel about him. He's Charlotte's son. If he came home it would make him an instant legend and hero. He would forever be the face of this city and state. In the Bay Area he's never passing guys like Bonds, Montana, Rice, etc. Hell, he's not even currently the biggest star in the Bay Area.

Charlotte had the biggest, loudest, craziest crowd in the NBA for over a decade. And they did it with average to poor teams. The Bay Area isn't a basketball town. It took having the best player and team in the world to get that crowd. NC is the heart of the basketball world. If Steph came home the Hive would be packed & rocking, just like in the 80/90s.

TWC Arena was considered the most state of the art arena in the league when it opened a decade ago. With $150m in renovations coming I'm sure it's still right up there near the top.

How many titles have the Warriors won in the last 10-20-30-40 years? They're a contender because of Steph. He can go anywhere and compete for titles. You could argue he'd have a better shot in Charlotte being in the East. Especially depending on how well MKG & Vonleh develop over the next 2 years. The West is brutal.

Just playing Devil's Advocate.

I don't think he'll leave GS, but if he did it would be for CLT and there's a legit chance it happens. He's gonna play out his contract, he won't sign an extension before testing free agency. And he's gonna sit down and choose between GS and CLT. He's already publicly said he's thought of playing for the Hornets and it would be a dream come true.

As much as he loves GS and wants to be there, it might simply be more than he can say no to. It's comparable to the Roy Willians scenario in a lot of ways. He had it all in Kansas and loved it there and never wanted to leave. But he just couldn't say no to Dean Smith and his home team.

I think that's what will land Steph in CLT. Just not being able to say no.

The city where he and his wife both grew up and both their families live. The team he dreamed of playing for as a child. The team in his home city, the team his father played for and currently works for, the place he's most loved and desperately wanted/needed, playing for Michael Jordan- the greatest ever, playing in the same city as his good friend and superstar Cam Newton of his favorite football team. Kemba, MKG, Vonleh- CLT has young pieces in place. Not to mention he'd make way more money here due to high CA income tax.

Instead of looking at it as a Warriors fan, put yourself in his shoes. It's not as simple as you're telling yourself.

Oracle Arena has been one of the loudest venues for a LOOONNNNGGG time bro. Long before this season of success, or this few year stretch the Dubs have been decent. I went to my first Warriors game in 1988 and it was loud then, loud throughout the 90's, and loud in the early 2000's. I've been a season ticket holder since 2004 when my buddy took over a season ticket plan from the father of a girl he was dating. Now the waiting list for season tickets is something like over 10,000. The Warriors have also been selling out games for over a decade, even when we were mired in mediocrity.

Also, to say he'd never pass guys like Bonds, Rice, Montana is kind of far fetched. I'm 32, and I'm one of the younger people that even remembers watching any of those guys play. Bonds was super polarizing even to Giants fans, and Montana and Rice won championships a long, long time ago (the Niners first being relatively close to the last time the Warriors won a championship). I don't know who you think is a bigger star in the Bay Area than Steph is, but your wrong so it really doesn't even matter the answer to that.

You see, the Bay Area teams and fans HATE each other. And when I say HATE, I'm talking Duke-UNC hate except with being willing to murder each other over it. The 49ers and Raiders don't even play each other anymore because of killings at the games, and if you want to see two sports fans fight, go to a Giants-A's series (I've regretfully participated in said fights countless times myself as a youth so I know). The reason I mention that is because the Warriors are universally known and accepted as "The Bay's Team". SF and Oakland fans all love the Warriors and it's the one team that everyone rallies around.

I'm not gonna sit here and dispute your facts about the Hornets or Charlotte because I don't know about them. I also acknowledge if Steph really had them in his hearts and didn't just make some passing comment about how neat it would be to go home, then ABSOLUTELY he could end up in Charlotte. I just don't see it happening.

People look at it like Lebron in Cleveland. Really it's the opposite. Imagine Lebron was drafted by Miami, built it up to a contender year after year, won championships, then decided to go to a team like Cleveland simply because it's home. He only went back to Cleveland because he won two titles and because of the monumental PR clusterfug that was 'The Decision'.

I feel like this whole post comes off as brash and defensive and it's really not meant to be so I apologize in advance, it's simply laying out a case for why I don't think he's going anywhere, while still acknowledging that if that's what is really in his heart to do then there is no stopping him and id say thanks for the memories Steph.

In Topic: Future Splash Brothers in Charlotte - Curry, Hairston ?

25 April 2015 - 03:01 AM

Lol .... Lol... lol

you dont lol

think charlotte would uhm open up the bank for a player of currys caliber? guy is going to go where he wants, he will get paid what he wants anywhere

Obviously if he really wants to leave and play for Charlotte then he is gone. Nothing can be done about that. I just think he is kind of building his own potential HOF legacy in Golden State that has the loudest home crowd in the NBA that worship the guy, where he has an opportunity now and in the future to win championships, and the team will also be opening up the most state of the art arena in the NBA right around when Steph could potentially be a free agent.

Call me a homer if you want to and that's fine, but I wouldn't say it's lol worthy to think there is more than enough reason for him to stay where he is.