The Golden State Warriors were always playoff bound. With a starting lineup that included Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson; the promise of a mid-season rendezvous with out-of-commission superstar center Demarcus Cousins; and a two-time MVP leading the way in Stephen Curry, the writing was on the wall in October. But now, the best team in basketball’s top scorer may be grappling with a serious addiction—to popcorn.
“Get off the bus, walk into the locker room, put my stuff down, go straight to the popcorn table,” Curry told the New York Times, the news outlet who first broke the story of Curry’s addiction to the fluffy stuff, the buttery white horse that Curry is riding. Curry told the news outlet that he could visualize where popcorn could be located in any NBA arena.
“And then the experience comes right back…It’s sick, bro. It’s a problem,” Curry said. “I really get off on popcorn…It’s not even a joke.”
Though Curry limits his intake to the best of his abilities, the Times notes that he recently signed a four-year, $201 million maximum contract with the Warriors that included no popcorn restrictions.
“Whatever he is doing, he needs to continue to do,” Head Coach Steve Kerr told the news source. “That is my advice.”
And popcorn does seem to be doing the trick. Curry is on pace to average more than 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists this year—numbers comparable to his 2014-15 and 2015-16 MVP seasons.
Could popcorn propel Curry to another ring come the end of May? Or will Curry come crashing down from the precipice of a popcorn-addled euphoria? Deli Market News will continue to report.