Curry: 'I've always had thoughts about playing at home'

Curry: 'I've always had thoughts about playing at home'
August 13, 2014, 12:00 pm
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I’ve always had thoughts about playing at home, what it would be like ... Of course everybody dreams about or thinks about what it’s going to be like to play at home.
Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry was born in Akron, Ohio but he grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.

His father, Dell, played for the Charlotte Hornets from 1988 to 1998 and is currently the team's game analyst on TV.

Stephen played his prep basketball at Charlotte Christian School, and played collegiately at Davidson College, approximately 30 miles outside of Charlotte.

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Needless to say, his roots are in the Charlotte area.

While appearing on The Doug Gottlieb Show last week, Curry was asked about LeBron James returning to play for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers.

Gottlieb: "LeBron went home to Cleveland ... You're like hardcore Carolina Panther fan. Charlotte is home ... Have you guys all talked about, 'Hey, that would be cool to do, maybe I'll do that someday?'"

Curry: "I’ve always had thoughts about playing at home, what it would be like,” Curry said. "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.”

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The Warriors selected Curry with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, and gave him a four-year, $44 million dollar contract extension in October, 2012.

He is entering the second year of that extension and isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2016-17 season.