Con­tract al­lows Curry to help com­mu­nity

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - JANIE MCCAULEY WAL­NUT CREEK, CALIF.

— A rich new con­tract in hand, Stephen Curry is more de­ter­mined than ever to give back both his time and fi­nan­cial re­sources in the Bay Area.

The Golden State War­riors su­per­star has yet to even make a ma­jor pur­chase for him­self since fi­nal­iz­ing the $201-mil­lion US, five-year con­tract in July. While on va­ca­tion last month in the Turks and Caicos the day his new deal be­came of­fi­cial, he did have fun fly­ing his drone over the ho­tel to get some pho­tos.

Go­ing on two months af­ter win­ning an­other Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion ti­tle, the 29-year-old said he wants to use his money and po­si­tion to “leave a last­ing im­pact” and “to make things hap­pen.”

This week, the two-time NBA MVP is host­ing his fourth an­nual SC30 Select Camp with about two dozen high school play­ers, in­clud­ing a show­case event Tues­day night at Kezar Pavil­ion in San Fran­cisco. He daz­zled the prospects with his shoot­ing rou­tine, pro­vided coach­ing and even took part in some three-on-three right along with the campers.

Curry said not much sur­prises him any­more when it comes to NBA drama, such as Cava­liers star Kyrie Irv­ing’s re­quest to be traded and no longer play along­side LeBron James. They won a cham­pi­onship to­gether in 2016 be­fore the War­riors won the June re­match.

“I don’t know the ins and outs of what con­ver­sa­tions are go­ing on. It’s ob­vi­ously sur­pris­ing, but at the end of day noth­ing’s re­ally sur­pris­ing when it comes to story lines and things like that from year to year. It’s just kind of the na­ture of the beast. I’m sure if some­thing hap­pens I’ll be able to talk about it more, but right now he’s still on Cleve­land’s team.”

While Curry re­ceived his hefty new deal, GM Bob Myers kept nearly the en­tire team intact for an­other cham­pi­onship chase. And he made an im­pres­sive ap­pear­ance in last week’s Web.com El­lie Mae Clas­sic, be­fore miss­ing the cut in the golf tour­na­ment, which is one step be­low the PGA Tour.

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