Steph Curry: Marcus Good play that led to damage wasn’t “malicious or soiled”


Marcus Good was simply making a Marcus Good play when he dove for a unfastened ball that resulted within the damage of Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry final week. Regardless of Steve Kerr’s frustrations for the time being, it’s protected to say that everyone knew it then and is aware of it now. That is Good’s recreation; he’s a bull in a china store, irrespective of the implications.

However when diving for a unfastened ball ends in a long-term damage — one that may reportedly hold Curry sidelined till April, if not later — hypothesis is certain to proliferate. Fortunately, Curry all however put these concepts of intent to relaxation yesterday, telling reporters that, no, he didn’t really feel like Good’s play was malicious nor soiled.

“There’s a sure manner that he performs that I don’t assume many different individuals would’ve made the play that he did,” Curry mentioned. “However I don’t assume it was malicious or soiled or that he was attempting to harm me. It’s only a powerful scenario.

“Like I mentioned, simply the way in which that he performs,” he continued. “There’s a dialog simply round ‘ought to he or shouldn’t he have,’ but it surely wasn’t like he checked out me and was like ‘I’m attempting to harm that dude. It’s basketball.”

Curry is sidelined indefinitely with a sprained ligament in his left foot, based on The Athletic’s Shams Charania. X-rays didn’t present fractures or main harm. The damage, which got here within the second quarter, rapidly turned the story of the sport, regardless of the Celtics’ blowing out the house squad.

After the sport, Good was adamant that hurting Curry — or anybody, for that matter — is rarely his purpose. “All people who is aware of me is aware of I’m not attempting to harm anyone,” he mentioned. “I play exhausting. I depart all of it on the road. I depart my life on the road on this court docket each single evening. I made a play that I make each evening and sadly, and it’s killing me proper now, Steph acquired damage.”

As for what he and Steve Kerr mentioned following Steph’s damage, Good famous that the Warriors’ coach, understandably, was doing he’s speculated to do: backing his participant. However Good additionally made it clear that he and Kerr had been hardly at each other’s throats.

“Me and Steve acquired a relationship from [Team] USA that we are able to speak like that,” Good mentioned. “And afterwards, he informed me, ‘I would like you on my crew. You’re a kind of kind of fellows that everyone needs on a crew. I needed to again my man up, a lot respect to you guys.’ That’s what it’s all about. Like I mentioned, I hate that it occurred, and I really feel actually dangerous, and I hope he’s alright.”

That Curry isn’t totally alright was by no means Good’s intention. It’s simply good to know that each one events concerned know that to be true.







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