MANILA, Philippines – Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry appeared quite impressive during a shootaround, enjoyed the infamous Filipino desert “halo-halo” then sat down and talked about securing a third consecutive NBA championship title.
The three-time NBA champion also thanked his Filipino fans for “all the love and support” during the first day of his short stint to the Philippines during the Under Armour Asian Tour.
The 30-year-old Curry has arrived to the country at around 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th, and was met at the airport by a flock of diehard fans, eager to see the hazel-eyed global basketball sensation in the flesh.
“Coming out of the airport seeing like 250 fans trying to get a picture and something like that is the part that I still want to enjoy,” the Akron, Ohio native NBA player said.
Steph Curry is reaching out to as many of his fans across the planet. It’s his second visit to Manila since 2015. From the Philippines he flies to Wuhan, China and Tokyo, Japan to complete the Under Armour Asian Tour 2018.
Curry met with the press media, a hundred of them, on the following day, Friday morning, September 7th, at the Kerry Sports at Shangri-La in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a world-class fitness and leisure club.
The two-time Most Valuable Player arranged a one-man shootaround and hit back-to-back-to-back-to back three-point shots like he normally does in the league.
Stephen Curry, who was selected with the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, admitted that it’s his biggest weapon in NBA — hitting 3-threes from beyond the arc where his guards would not think of him taking the shots.
With the press media watching, he sank three-pointers like he took them from the 10 feet range.
On stage during an interview, he was hand over a bowl of “halo-halo.” “This is cold,” said Steph Curry, who also graced the Under Armour 3×3 competition at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on Friday afternoon and Saturday’s opening of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81.
The five-time All-Star Curry also talked about the NBA, and the Warriors’ bid for a third straight title.
Golden State have a massive opportunity to become the fifth franchise in NBA history to clinch three titles in a row after the Minneapolis Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.
“We have an amazing opportunity to do something that is rarely done in the NBA and that is to win three in a row,” Curry said.
“I’m excited about the challenge. We want to accomplish the ultimate feel of winning the championship every single year. That’s why we work so hard during the offseason,” Steph added. “We want more,” Curry said. — The Centrio News/ CentrioNews.com