For the upcoming ESPN The Magazine Ideas of The Year Issue, Sam Alipour tags along with Curry and teammate Harrison Barnes to a Float Spa, discusses the incredible season the Warriors are having, the joy of having an automated toilet and if Curry has what it takes to be the best player in the league today and ever.
Here’s a couple of excerpts from the Q&A.
Are you the best player in the world?
When I’m on the floor, I believe I am, for sure. I don’t get into why I’m better than such and such. But that’s my motivation when I work.
It’s you and LeBron in a toss-up right now.
That motivates me. But if I took a vote of the nation and they say I finished second, I wouldn’t be, like, disappointed. It’s a pretty cool conversation to have.
You also recently tweeted with glee about a new automated toilet your wife, Ayesha, bought for you. How big of a role has that hole played in your season?
[Laughs] Is this your first interview with a toilet question?
Sadly, it is not even remotely my first interview with a toilet question.
Oh, man, that toilet just makes me happy in life. And when you’re happy, you play better. I bet if I did a case study on my performance since I got the toilet, you’d see the difference.
Is going down as the GOAT in your mind’s eye, or do you just go in conceding that title due to the presence of one Michael Jordan?
It’s a high mountain to climb, but I’m pretty motivated to take on the challenge. Whatever that means, however you got on that mountain, why not try to climb it? And do it in your own way.
So you are trying to top MJ as the greatest of all time?
Yeah. Why else would I be playing? You want to be the best you can be. And if the best you can be is better than him, then why not? That’s good motivation.