Steph Curry Discusses Kaepernick, Fighting Malaria, “Uber Coaches” At TechCrunch Q&A
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Back in 2013, Steph Curry joined a campaign called Nothing But Nets, which provides bed nets to families in Africa to help fight Malaria. For every 3 Curry hits in a game, he donates 3 nets. Since joining the campaign, Curry has not only led the league in 3s but has been breaking the single-season record for 3s almost every season. His total of 1,221 3s over the past 4 seasons means he’s donated 3,663 nets.
On Tuesday, Curry was a speaker at the TechCruch Disrupt event in San Francisco and talked about the Nothing But Nets campaign, which the Golden State Warriors will be supporting next season by matching Curry’s donations.
He also talked about his new start-up business called Slyce and participated in a Q&A, which of course, meant follow-up questions about his supporting statements for Colin Kaepernick.
Via Mercury News
“I’ll most likely stand,” Curry said when asked if he would kneel during the national anthem. “Colin, if you follow the way he talks, the message he’s trying to send with his act, he’s not, from his mouth, disrespecting the veterans or the military. That’s not his intention. He’s obviously continued the act to create the conversation for more social justice and things of that nature. I’ve been a part of certain conversations off the grid, finding different ways to make our community better, especially for African-Americans. That’s not the way I’ll do it. But I support him in his attempt to start the conversation or continue the conversation.
“My approach is not going to please everyone and that’s what America is about. Some people agree with Colin, some don’t. But the common thread is that there is change that needs to be made.”
On a less serious note, Curry had some amusing answers during a rapid Q&A, which included questions like Trump or Hillary (Hillary), Magic or Bird (Magic), Shaq or Kareem (Shaq), Snapchat or Instagram (IG), Knicks or Nets (neither), My Little Pony or Peppa Pig (Pony) and Uber or Lyft (Uber).
“Those rides with drivers are amazing,” Curry said about Uber. “They’re like fans slash coach slash GM slash aspiring basketball players themselves. It’s so entertaining. I have an alias. But when I get in and they recognize it’s me, it’s usually funny.”
You can read more about Curry the Brony at TechCrunch at Mercury News.