EVEN with the Golden State Warriors’ impressive 20-0 start this season, Stephen Curry believes his team will taste defeat first before his favorite NFL team.
According to an ESPN.com report, the NBA MVP predicted the 11-0 Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl with an unbeaten record on February.
Keeping the interview on a light tone, Curry was half-joking in his tone, the Warriors superstar did use his team as a justification for why the Panthers could go 19-0, including the playoffs, in 2015.
"Nobody thought we could start 19-0," Curry said before the Warriors' victory against the Hornets. "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."
Curry, whose father Dell played for the Charlotte Hornets for 10 seasons, went to high school in Charlotte and attended college at nearby Davidson.
“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.”
Though nothing is certain, the Panthers schedule certainly is promising. In their last five games in the regular season, they will face New Orleans, Atlanta (twice), New York Giants and Tampa Bay.
Curry might be on to something about the Warriors finally losing before the Panthers. The team escaped with a close win against Utah on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time). The Warriors will then face an improved Hornets team on the road Wednesday and face Toronto on Saturday before Carolina's next game on Sunday.
History dictates that Golden State will eventually lose at some point but with the way Warriors and Panthers are playing, who knows when that will be.
Incidentally, Curry may get to watch his Panthers in the Super Bowl since it takes place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7. The NBA star will have some down time after a matchup against the Oklahoma City the night before.