Steph Curry can stay as a major NBA force until he is 40, insists his father Dell

Steph Curry can stay as a major NBA force until he is 40, insists his father Dell as he responds to suggestions the 34-year-old Golden State star could play for another 10 years in basketball

Golden State Warriors point guard 34-year-old Stephan Curry recently capped off another outstanding season that resulted in another NBA finals trophy and his first NBA Finals MVP award. 

His father, former Charlotte Hornets point guard and commentator Dell Curry, believes Steph can still be a dominate player in the league several years into his 40s.

Playing at a high level that far into his career would put Steph in a rare group of players, most recently Vince Carter who retired when the NBA shut down for COVID in 2020. 

Stephen Curry and father Dell Curry pose for picture with Steph’s NBA finals trophy and MVP award 

Steph and Dell share an embrace moments after Warriors secure NBA Finals victory

Steph and Dell share an embrace moments after Warriors secure NBA Finals victory

‘Watching him play at 34, he can stay at his level and be this productive on the floor,’ said Dell. 

‘He might not score 30 a game, but you’re going to have to guard him. That’s important to have on your team, someone you have to guard. It makes things easier on your teammates.

‘He still has the drive. He wants to win more. He’s hungry to win more. So, he definitely can play at this level for several years to come.’

Steph’s game at 40 or older however would likely resemble that of John Stockton or Jason Kidd as opposed to that of Carter. 

Much like Stockton and Kidd, Curry relies more on his high basketball IQ, short area quickness and other skills as opposed to athleticism. 

Curry also has the added benefit to his game of being arguably the greatest shooter the NBA has ever seen and could mimmick the final years of the careers other great shooters who aged gracefully in the league like of Ray Allen and Reggie Miller.

Steph poses between Ray Allen and Reggie Miller after breaking NBA record for most career three point shots made.

Steph poses between Ray Allen and Reggie Miller after breaking NBA record for most career three point shots made.

For now however Steph has been working hard in preparation for the new season while also enjoying his offseason. 

‘I’ve seen it up close and personal every summer,’ Dell Curry says. ‘Two-a-day workouts. Before everyone in the house wakes up, he’s already got one in.’ 

Steph has also hosted ESPN’s ESPY awards and was recently seen enjoying a vacation with his wife Ayesha. 

Steph poses in locker room with NBA Finals trophy and NBA Finals MVP award following on court celebrations

Steph poses in locker room with NBA Finals trophy and NBA Finals MVP award following on court celebrations

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