US Open semifinalist Frances Tiafoe met Warriors star Steph Curry on Friday, when the Golden State Warriors faced the Washington Wizards (Tiafoe's favorite team) at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, a Japanese city near Tokyo.
Steph Curry got compared with Rafael Nadal
Former tennis player Brad Gilbert was watching Game 6 of the NBA Finals when he noticed that Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry and Rafael Nadal have so much in common.
In tennis, Nadal is now considered by some the greatest player of all time since he owns a record 22 Grand Slam titles. "Stephen Curry reminds me a lot of Rafael Nadal, his humbleness and amazing play and so unselfish," Gilbert tweeted.
Curry got compared to Roger Federer
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr revealed the Warriors had a chance to meet Roger Federer in Shanghai a few years ago and that was then he realized Federer and Stephen Curry were similar to each other.
“We actually met Federer a few years ago in China when we played in Shanghai. He came and spoke to our locker room, and Draymond (Green) asked him, he said, ‘How have you been doing this for 20 years?’,” Kerr recalled.
“And his answer was just simple, yet profound. He said, ‘I love my daily ritual.’ He said, ‘I get up, make my kids breakfast, drop them off at school, go train and I’ve figured out the right training methods to keep me in the best position at my age.
I love competing.’ He said, ‘But every single day, I put my head on the pillow at the end of the day and think, man, what a great day.’ So I think of Steph a lot when I think of that story from Roger Federer. Very, very similar just sort of zest for life and just joy for the process”.