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Steph Curry: 'Definitely have to bring that back to the pregame routine'


Steph Curry: 'Definitely have to bring that back to the pregame routine'

Steph Curry is currently touring in Asia.

And during a recent stop in Hangzhou, the two-time champion took part in a special exhibition of Tai Chi. 

"It works on my balance, my focus," Curry told Laurence Scott. "He makes it look so easy, but it's pretty hard even though we're moving pretty slow.

"Definitely have to bring that back to the pregame routine next year so I got some more ammo to work with."

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Curry's younger brother, Seth, also participated.

"You can tell they put a lot of time and a lot practice into it," Seth explained. "Second nature to them. The way they were teasing us, they made it look very easy.

"We didn't make it look as easy. But it's a great experience to be able to do this type of stuff in their country. You can tell they take a lot of pride in it, just like we do our craft.

"So it was fun to come out here and learn from those guys and just try to learn the basics of what they do."

Seth Curry averaged 12.8 points and 2.7 assists per game with the Mavs last season, and shot 42.5 percent from deep.

Steph Curry averaged 25.3 points and 6.6 assists per game last season, and shot 41.1 percent from 3-point territory.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors officially ink six players to new contracts

Warriors officially ink six players to new contracts

The Warriors re-signed free agents Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Zaza Pachulia and David West to contracts, the team announced on Tuesday.

Curry, 29, averaged a team-high 25.3 points per game (10th in the NBA) in 2016-17 to go with 6.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.81 steals (seventh) in 33.4 minutes over 79 games, earning All-NBA Second Team honors. The two-time MVP led the league in three-point field goals for a fifth consecutive year, following his NBA-record 402 threes in 2015-16 with 316 triples in 2016-17, including an NBA single-game record 13 threes on Nov. 7 vs. New Orleans. Curry upped his averages to 28.1 points, 6.7 assists and 6.2 rebounds in 35.4 minutes over 17 games in the 2017 postseason, helping Golden State capture its second title in three seasons. In eight career seasons with the Warriors, Curry owns averages of 22.8 points, 6.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.79 steals and is the franchise’s all-time leader in three-point field goals (1,917, 10th in NBA history).

Durant, 28, tallied averages of 25.1 points (13th), a career-high 8.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, a career-high 1.60 blocks (ninth) and 1.06 steals in 33.4 minutes over 62 games in his first season with the Warriors in 2016-17. The 6’9” forward earned All-NBA Second Team honors after hitting a career-best 53.7 percent from the field and becoming the first Warrior to average at least 25 points and eight rebounds per game since Rick Barry in 1966-67. Durant led the Warriors in postseason scoring with 28.5 points per game to go along with 7.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.33 blocks in 15 games, scoring at least 30 points in all five games of the NBA Finals on his way to Finals MVP honors. Durant joined Michael Jordan as the only players to earn NBA Finals MVP honors with averages of at least 35 points (35.2), eight rebounds (8.2) and five assists (5.4).

Iguodala, 33, averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.00 steals in 26.3 minutes over 76 games for the Warriors in 2016-17, while shooting a career-high 52.8 percent. A 13-year NBA veteran, Iguodala led the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.50) and was a finalist for 2016-17 NBA Sixth Man of the Year honors, leading all reserves in plus/minus with an on-court differential of +6.9. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP scored a playoff season-high 20 points in Golden State’s series-clinching Game 5 win over Cleveland in the 2017 NBA Finals, hitting 9-of-14 from the field in 38 minutes.

Livingston, 31, shot a career-best 54.7 percent from the field and posted averages of 5.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.7 minutes over 76 games in 2016-17. The 13-year NBA veteran upped his accuracy to 57.6 percent from the field in the postseason, averaging 5.2 points over 14 games and scoring in double figures three times (twice in the NBA Finals). Livingston owns career averages of 6.6 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 698 games with nine different teams, including three seasons with Golden State.

Pachulia, 33, averaged 6.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 18.1 minutes over 70 games (all starts) in his first season with the Warriors, while hitting a career-high 53.4 percent from the field. The Georgian native led all centers in plus/minus (+6.0) and led the Warriors with 140 offensive rebounds in 2016-17. In 15 postseason games (all starts), Pachulia averaged 5.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14.1 minutes, scoring in double figures four times. For his career, Pachulia owns averages of 7.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 961 games over 14 seasons with the Magic, Hawks, Bucks, Mavericks and Warriors.

West, 36, tallied averages of 4.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 12.6 minutes over 68 games in his first season with the Warriors. The 14-year NBA veteran was one of only four players to play in all 17 of Golden State’s playoff games, averaging 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists, and 13.0 minutes in his eighth career postseason appearance. A two-time NBA All-Star, West owns career averages of 14.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 961 games with the Hornets, Pacers, Spurs and Warriors.

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In acting debut, Steph Curry jokes about 'Mile High Club' with Ayesha


In acting debut, Steph Curry jokes about 'Mile High Club' with Ayesha

On Sunday night, Steph Curry made his acting debut.

The two-time champion and two-time MVP appeared in the Season 3 premiere of "Ballers" on HBO.

How was Curry involved?

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As he and his wife Ayesha walk on the runway towards a private jet (an Under Armour jet), he had the following phone conversation with the character played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Spencer Strasmore):

Strasmore: "Steph Curry, the baby-faced assassin, what's going on brother?"

Steph Curry: "Wad up Spency-Spence, Spency-boo, what's going on? Hey, me and Ayesha got a couple days off. We're going down to The Albany in The Bahamas."

Ayesha Curry: "Hey Spence. Grab a girl, come with us."

Strasmore: "Hey, well I'll tell you right now Ayesha I'm a little light on travel companions these days."

Ayesha Curry: "Spence, don't play me. You know I saw you on your game the other night at International Smoke -- buy one get one hot wing Tuesday, or in your case hot girl Tuesday."

Steph Curry: "Ha. Gotcha. Nothing gets past my girl at that restaurant Spence."

Strasmore: "I heard that, but brother, listen, I am in timeout. It's a very sad, but true story."

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Steph Curry: "Hey, well listen. We'll be in Miami for the night -- we should get together and do something."

Strasmore: "Would love to. Name the time and place."

Steph Curry: "We could even talk some business, too. You know, my Slyce digital media company."

Strasmore: "Love it. I'm beyond excited. I will see you tonight. You hit me when you touch down. Safe travels."

Steph then looks at Ayesha and says:

"You thought it was a date night. I'm trying to get you in the Mile High Club," as he points at the plane and they prepare to walk up the stairs.

Ayesha's reaction...

A laugh and "Oh my God..."