Now that LeBron James has left the Miami Heat in favor of a return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, there has been a lot of speculation that fellow NBA superstars may now follow suit. There has been talk that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, the 2013-2014 MVP, could join the Washington Wizards when he becomes a free agent in 2016.
Another player who has thought about potentially returning home is Golden State Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry, who grew up in Charlotte while his father, Dell, played for the Hornets.
“I’ve always had thoughts about playing at home, what it would be like,” Curry said when asked about potentially playing in Charlotte via Diamond Leung of Inside the Bay Area. “My dad played there for 10 years, and people around the Greater Charlotte area in North Carolina have done a lot for my family growing up, so you always think about it. Right now I feel like I’ve got three years left on my deal, so this isn’t going to be an issue for me for a while. I love the Bay Area and where we are as a team trying to win a championship, and that’s what it’s all about. Of course everybody dreams about or thinks about what it’s going to be like to play at home. Obviously if that opportunity comes along it’s a different discussion.”
Curry put up 24.0 points, 8.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 47.1% from the floor, 42.4% from beyond the arc and 88.5% from the free throw line last season.
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