Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
Basketball fans around the country wondered what would happen first – would the Philadelphia 76ers win a game, or would the Golden State Warriors lose a game? That question was answered on Tuesday night when the 76ers beat Kobe Bryant and the hapless Lakers by a final score of 103-91.
But now the best player in the NBA, the Warriors’ Steph Curry, may have opened up the floodgates on a new question after saying he thinks that his 19-0 Warriors will lose before his favorite football team, the 11-0 Carolina Panthers.
Curry said after practice in Charlotte Wednesday that he hopes neither team loses until February. That would put the Panthers in the Super Bowl and according to ESPN’s David Newton, that would make the Warriors 48-0. Impossible? Perhaps, but tell Curry and the Warriors what they can’t do at your own peril.
“Who knows?” Curry told ESPN.com. “Nobody thought we could start 19-0. Why not keep it going? There’s a lot of great talent in this league. We’re obviously probably not going to go 82-0, but you want to approach each game that way and see what happens.”
Curry grew up in Charlotte rooting for the Panthers since they joined the NFL in 1995 and he’s thoroughly enjoying the year the Panthers are having thus far.
“It’s great to see them doing what they’re doing, 11-0 and looking forward to a big playoff run and Super Bowl appearance,” said Curry, whose Warriors are 19-0. “Just to be able to root for them back out in California, it’s a lot of fun.”
“Obviously, being 11-0 is amazing,” Curry said. “They’re playing at a very high level. It’s just kind of fun to see the world and everybody outside the Charlotte area be surprised by what they’re doing.”
So Curry’s Warriors are 19-0 coming off an NBA championship and Curry’s favorite football team is 11-0 and poised to clinch a playoff berth this weekend. I think it’s safe to say that 2015 is the year of Steph Curry.
Bryan Altman is an Associate Producer and writer for CBS Local Sports. For some reason, he is an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for either of his other three teams. Read more from Bryan here.