On a brief break between training sessions, Olympian Katie Ledecky did a bit of Team USA recruiting, urging her car-mate to join her at the Tokyo Olympics next summer. Ledecky is prepping for her third Olympics. Seated just a couple of feet away, basketball star Stephen Curry has yet to compete in one.

“I asked him if Tokyo’s on his mind,” Ledecky said in a recent interview. “He definitely wants to go to an Olympics. He hasn’t been to one yet. I think he’d make a great Olympian. Definitely was trying to encourage him to continue down that path.”

Ledecky appears as a guest on the latest episode of Curry’s YouTube series “5 Minutes From Home,” which features the two-time MVP making the postgame trip from Oracle Arena to an Oakland food truck.

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Ledecky, a five-time Olympic champion, joined both Curry and Riley Morrison, the 9-year old fan who made headlines last year when she wrote the basketball star a letter, urging him to offer his signature shoe in girls’ sizes. Curry and the young fan struck up a pen pal friendship, and Morrison helped design a shoe that Under Armour released this month on International Women’s Day.

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For the episode, the trio left the arena, and Riley peppered the two athletes with questions as they swapped a steady stream of dad jokes and athletic tips. And for her part, Ledecky brought both Morrison and Curry gifts — swim caps with her name printed on it, which Curry initially put on sideways.

“There you go,” Ledecky said when Curry finally had it straightened out.

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“I’m an amateur,” Curry said.

“It looks good. You . . . got to get you in the water,” Ledecky told him.

“He’s just so down to earth, so nice,” Ledecky later said of the experience. “. I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time in the car. Just a surreal experience.”

While the entire Curry car ride lasted about an hour, it was edited down to a five-minute video for the program. The Tokyo discussion did not make the final cut. Curry has been a part of the U.S. men’s national team but pulled out of the 2016 Rio Olympics, citing injuries suffered during the Warriors’ postseason run that year.

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Ledecky missed most of the recent Golden State game because she had an evening training session at the Stanford pool. The group didn’t leave the arena until after 11:30 p.m., and then she had to get up early for a 6:30 a.m. session the next day.

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“She’s sacrificing a lot of her sleep right now to be with us,” Curry said in the video, “so I appreciate that.”

“I knew it was going to be a late night, and I told Steph that. … He knows what that kind of practice schedule was like,” Ledecky said in the recent interview. “But I didn’t want to pass up that kind of opportunity.”

Ledecky is preparing for world championships, which take place in July in South Korea. Her next competition is a TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Richmond that begins April 10. Though she turned professional last year, she continues to train at Stanford with her former teammates.

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“I don’t know if you all would be cool with it, but I’d love to come watch a training session,” Curry said in the episode as the group stopped at a taco food truck. “. . . I’d absolutely love it.”

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“You have a cap now,” Ledecky told him, “so hop in.”

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