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Would Stephen Curry go home to play for Charlotte someday? Don’t rule it out.

Aug 13, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

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LeBron James is a trend setter.

And LeBron is going home to Cleveland. Suddenly there is a lot of talk about star players going to play for their hometown team, specifically raised hopes in Washington D.C. that Kevin Durant is going to return and play in the DMV.

What about Stephen Curry returning to Charlotte? Not happening in the short term, he’s got a good thing going on the other coast with the Warriors, but when CBS Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb asked him about it Curry spoke wistfully about the idea, as transcribed by the Bay Area News Group.

“I’ve always had thoughts about playing at home, what it would be like,” said Curry, who is in the middle of a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the Warriors. “My dad played there for 10 years, and people around the Greater Charlotte area in North Carolina have done a lot for my family growing up, so you always think about it.

“Right now I feel like I’ve got three years left on my deal, so this isn’t going to be an issue for me for a while. I love the Bay Area and where we are as a team trying to win a championship, and that’s what it’s all about. Of course everybody dreams about or thinks about what it’s going to be like to play at home. Obviously if that opportunity comes along it’s a different discussion.”

Curry isn’t a free agent until 2017 and, barring injury, will be a clear max player. He’s the face of all things Warriors and they will certainly offer the max salary.

It’s far too early to speculate on 2017 (or 2016 for that matter, not that it has stopped people) but this is just something to keep in your mind if you think about the future of Stephen Curry.

And no Toronto, it’s way too early to speculate about Andrew Wiggins coming home, too.

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Aug 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    This stuff where guys aren’t free agents for 2-3 years and the daily speculation has GOT to stop.

    • 4thquartermagic - Aug 13, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      And miss out on topical speculation like “Will Andrew Wiggins return to Canada in 2025?”

      What would we all do with ourselves without that type of breaking news?

  2. nbarber2013 - Aug 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Yep and Kobe Bryant is going to go play in Philly and retire a Sixer. Gimme a break

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 13, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      he just might after they only win like 30 something games this year…

      (just kidding ya’ll… uh, not about the 30 something wins though)

    • money2long - Aug 14, 2014 at 4:22 AM

      I belive the other players going home Are legit wanting to play for their home clubs.
      Lebron had hidden agendas. Fooling the public. It was 99% basketball reasons.

  3. yesser12 - Aug 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Lets start speculating where Lillard will go.


    how about Wiggins?

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 13, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      Wiggins will return to Canada to play ball there ya know…

      He’ll take Bennett with him too when he goes.

      Wiggins to Toronto in the 2021/2022 season…

      It’s almost here…

      • arrondior - Aug 13, 2014 at 2:27 PM

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago - Aug 13, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    The sports loving nation would absolutely kill Curry if he did that. Can you imagine the reaction to a star player leaving championship-caliber team in a great city, in order to play for one of the worst franchises in the league just because he went to elementary school close by? I just can’t imagine that ever happening, and if it did, I’m sure the player would be crucified in the media for it.


    • clevelandrox - Aug 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      LOL, well Curry going back home would definitely change the ‘worst franchises’ label, now wouldnt it?…

      • muhangis - Aug 14, 2014 at 12:09 AM

        Especially with some of the other excellent talent and deep bench Charlotte currently has, from a playoff team last year. This guy (72) just has no clue what he is talking about.

    • muhangis - Aug 14, 2014 at 12:11 AM

      And also let me ask you 1972… Where was Golden State as a franchise 3 years ago? Where were the Lakers and Boston 3 years ago? Yeah that’s what I thought.

  5. nilla619 - Aug 13, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Ok all these story’s about star players going home is officially annoying

  6. tomtravis76 - Aug 13, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Blake is going home to OKC.

    Maybe , Steve Blake will come home to Miami.

  7. phluffyclouds - Aug 13, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Would love to see #30 Curry on a new Hornets jersey!!

  8. montrealknowledge - Aug 13, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I feel like NOBODY talks about players going back home, except the writers at PBT.

  9. chicitybulls - Aug 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Yep. Then Anthony Davis will come home. Then when Jabari Parker’s deal is up he’d come home.

  10. mackcarrington - Aug 13, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    I say the NBA should just have a territorial draft like they used to. That way, teams would get first dibs on players from their closest geographical area. Of course, it wouldn’t take into account where they grew up, but where they went to college.

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