Steph Curry grew up in Charlotte, while his father, Dell, played for the Hornets. He also stayed in North Carolina to play college ball at Davidson, so it’s no surprise that he is a big fan of the Panthers.
That devotion to his hometown’s NFL squad was on full display at a Warriors practice Sunday, hours before Carolina was set to host Arizona in the NFC championship game. Curry did his thing, hitting shot after shot, while wearing a Panthers jersey bearing his name and uniform number (30).
Curry must be hoping that his Panthers take it easier on him than they did last week. In a playoff game against Seattle, Carolina jumped out to a 31-0 lead, prompting this tweet.
The Panthers did finish it, but barely, needing a recovery of an onside kick by Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis to secure a 31-24 win.
It may not be quite as huge as the NFC title game, but Curry is gearing up for a pretty big contest in his own right. On Monday, for the first time this season, the Warriors will take on the team that’s nearly keeping up with their incredible pace, the Spurs.