Warriors Will Lose Before Carolina Panthers Says Stephen Curry On Current Warriors Streak
Carolina Panthers (11-0) or Golden State Warriors (20-0)? Which team blinks first? It’s a season of hot streaks. Both Warriors and Panthers are on the brink of history. Stephen Curry, Warriors leader and reigning NBA MVP, seems to have his money on Panthers sustaining the undefeated run.Advertisement
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are on a 24-game regular season streak. They are 10 wins away from eclipsing the 33-game streak held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. The Panthers are five wins away from becoming the first team in NFL history to finish a perfect 16-0.
According to Curry, his Warriors will lose a game before the Panthers, ending the historic Warriors streak that has started this 2015-2016 NBA season.
“So that means the Panthers get their Super Bowl win,” Curry said ahead of the Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Curry, a diehard Panthers fan since the onset of the NFL club in 1995, grew up in Charlotte since his father, Dell Curry, played for the Charlotte Hornets. In fact, Curry served as the ceremonial Keep Pounding drummer during the Panthers’ home opener. “It’s great to see them doing what they’re doing, 11-0 and looking forward to a big playoff run and Super Bowl appearance,” said Curry. “Just to be able to root for them back out in California, it’s a lot of fun.”
If both teams remain undefeated until February’s Super Bowl, the Panthers would be 19-0 and the Warriors would be 48-0. Are we going to witness history? “Who knows?” pondered Curry. “Nobody thought we could start 19-0 (20-0 now). Why not keep it going? There’s a lot of great talent in this league. We’re obviously probably not going to go 82-0, but you want to approach each game that way and see what happens.”
The fact that the Panthers could potentially play February’s Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, not too far from the Oracle Arena, adds to Curry’s excitement. “We have a day off there, too,” Curry said while referring to the Super Bowl date. “No pressure.”
While several analysts are shocked by Carolina’s success, Curry isn’t. “Obviously, being 11-0 is amazing. But they’ve shown signs over the last two or three years that they’re elevating to that next level, so it’s just great to see everything click, the way Coach Rivera is handling that team and the decisions they’ve got to make on both sides of the ball,” said Curry.
“They’re playing at a very high level. It’s just kind of fun to see the world and everybody outside the Charlotte area be surprised by what they’re doing.”