Steph Curry Talks the Remainder of His Career and How Difficult it Is to Get an Interview With Dr. Fauci

Even if you’re just a casual NBA fan chances are you still know who Stephen Curry is and because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you likely know exactly who Dr. Anthony Fauci is. But what does the Golden State Warriors point guard have to with the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases? Well according to Curry, Fauci is a very hard man to book an interview with.

Here’s more on that, plus what Curry said about changing jerseys before his career ends.

(L) Steph Curry, (R) Dr. Anthony Fauci
(L) Steph Curry | Gregory Shamus/Getty Images, (R) Dr. Anthony Fauci | Rob Carr/Getty Images

Where Steph Curry would like to end his career

On Dec. 9, 2020, Curry joined the Damon, Ratto & Kolsky show on 95.7 The Game and was asked about signing a contract extension with the only NBA team he’s ever played for.

Curry said he’s not too worried about that because he’s made it clear that he wants to spend the remainder of his career in the Bay Area.

“At the end of the day, I don’t feel any pressure either way,” he stated. “I just feel like, I know I’m committed to being here [with Golden State]. I’ve talked about how I want to play here for the rest of my career… I don’t plan on switching jerseys anytime soon.”

Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry | Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Curry said it’s easier to get an interview with a U.S. President than Dr. Fauci

Curry sat down with both Dr. Fauci and former President Barack Obama for his video series, State of Inspiration. So the radio hosts asked the three-time NBA champion who was harder to book. Curry admitted that it wasn’t easy to get an interview with the nation’s top infectious disease expert.

“Oh Fauci, for sure. He’s America’s most wanted man right now in some circles,” Curry said, adding, “The information that he had in his head that can direct the country in being safe and saving lives, I felt immense pressure being on the other side of the mic with him.”

Steph was able to score two interviews with the doctor, one in March and one in October 2020.

When Fauci spoke to Curry in October he emphasized the importance of everyone working as a team to overcome the pandemic explaining: “You’ve got to be able to keep your game up. It’s the fourth quarter and you have six minutes left and you’re eight points down; you gotta do it. That’s not a good place to be in but if you get your game up, you can pull it through.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease | Rob Carr/Getty Images

Curry also addressed the James Harden trade rumors

During the Damon, Ratto & Kolsky show, the Warriors guard also addressed all those James Harden trade rumors.

“What was it? Probably like two or three years ago? There was a rumor that LeBron was gonna leave Cleveland and come play for us,” Curry recalled. “There’s all type of stuff that you hear. And that’s all part of the small world that is the NBA rumor circles and whatnot.

“Some of the stuff you kind of laugh at. Some of the stuff is just a part of the business but until anything happens in this league, you kinda just brush it off. It’s part of the nature of the business.”