Stephen Curry is one of the faces of the NBA right now following a historic season with the Golden State Warriors. Curry is so famous that you can see him on a lot of commercials and billboards.
The reigning MVP also has sponsorship deals with Under Armour (UA), Degree, Express, State Farm, Muscle Milk and JBL. He also has his own brand of shoes with UA as well as heroin.
Wait, what? Heroin? Apparently, the 28-year-old basketball superstar is now a brand of heroin in Philadelphia. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) transit police chief, Thomas J. Nestel III posted a photo of the Stephen Curry brand of heroin on his Twitter account.
— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) April 27, 2016
Nestel is probably right that Curry may not be happy seeing his face on heroin baggies. However, you can’t fault those people in Philadelphia who have been miserable due to the 76ers. Their team has only won 47 games the past three years while Curry and the Golden State Warriors set an NBA-record of 73 regular season victories this season.
On the other hand, the Golden State Warriors and their fans are on a different kind of high following a blowout 114-81 win in Game 5 over the Houston Rockets. The Warriors won the series 4-1 to advance to the Western Conference semifinals and will face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Portland Trail Blazers series.
However, Curry is still recovering from a Grade 1 MCL sprain he suffered in Game 4 against the Rockets. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated after two weeks and will likely miss the first four games of the second round.
The good news for the Warriors is they will still be favorites to advance against either the Blazers or Clippers. The Blazers are a good team but so do the Warriors even without their superstar point guard while the Clippers are without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin due to season-ending injuries.
Even more good news for Golden State, Marc J. Spears of ESPN reported that Curry is feeling better and will be getting back to the court next week to test his knee.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry is starting to feel better and is expected to begin testing his knee on the court next week, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) April 28, 2016
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