As the regular season begins to wind down, the Golden State Warriors have shown no hesitation in their chase to set a new NBA record by winning at least 73 games, one more than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan. The Warriors’ goal has been confirmed by head coach Steve Kerr in words and in his reluctance to rest his starters down the stretch in preparation for the playoffs, à la the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers.
After the Warriors defeated the Washington Wizards last night to push their record to a blistering 67-7, TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, who was recently informed that his leukemia, which he’s been fighting for years, is no longer in remission, asked Curry if he or his team had any desire to get some much needed rest down the stretch. Curry had a touching response.
“Seeing you and doing what you’re doing, we’ve got no excuses,” Curry said. “You’re an inspiration for us to keep doing what we’re doing and keep fighting. That’s the mentality we have and it’s kind of contagious, so thank you.”
Sager was back working his first sideline gig since he was informed about the return of his cancer. He is now required to get blood work done twice a week in addition to chemotherapy. That won’t stop him from continuing to work, though, and Curry’s tribute should help to lift his spirits.