Steph Curry golf bag raises $50k + more from charity work and Olympics speculation
[bonus video for subscribers]
Just got done with the livestream for the Team USA loss to Germany, plus uploaded an 18-minute behind-the-scenes video of Stephen Curry’s recent charity work, including the Eat.Learn.Play event at Lockwood Steam Academy in Oakland, the Workday fundraiser at Stanford, and the Underrated Golf Curry Cup at Lake Merced in San Francisco. [I’m writing this on a mobile browser and with Substack’s photo captioning not working, I should say the article photo is by Noah Graham for Getty Images.]
Here’s the latest:
I also came across a ton of bonus Q&A video that I have available for paid subscribers only, beyond the demarcation line below.
On the Team USA loss, if you’ve watched any of the elite European national teams play, you know this was totally in the realm of possibility. Germany head coach Gordon Herbert just revealed that every one of his players has committed for three years. We don’t have that with Team USA and probably never will, and the lack of deep chemistry showed. I just feel bad because a lot of Golden State Warriors people who like to complain and point fingers will throw Steve Kerr under the bus. But we’ll talk about that some other day. Here’s the link to our livestream which includes the postgame audio of Kerr and Herbert (and Jalen Brunson and Franz Wagner, timestamped, btw): https://www.youtube.com/live/qGJFsRxzXR4
As for Steph, for now with what I’ve seen from other elite European teams like Spain, Lithuania, Slovenia, Serbia, and in the interests of time, I’ll just say that Team USA will need him next summer at the Olympics. I’ve also been saying you might as well get Draymond Green if you’re getting Curry, especially to defend Nikola Jokic and if you’re getting Dray you might as well ask Klay Thompson (sorry, Bahamas!) and, heck, Kevon Looney for rebounding — we know this is unlikely just because Team USA gonna Team USA, or something like that.
But back to Wardell, as it’s mentioned in one of the interviews below, one of the stops on his Underrated Golf Tour next summer is in Europe. I’ll grossly speculate that that was done on purpose! (🤔)
Btw Steph and Ayesha Curry have pledged a goal of raising or investing $50 million in Oakland schools by 2026. With his golf bag from the Tahoe tournament, which you can read about here…
…going for $50,000 last weekend, I think he’s well on track to “splash” that target. More details of the charitable goals are below as mentioned, but here’s Franco Finn the auctioneer on the call for that $50k and also don’t miss the part where Steph and Ayesha read a book to the children and answer an audience question of, “What’s your favorite color?”