Stephen Curry is one of the most exciting NBA players in the league, but not in his spare time.
Curry, who normally lights up crowds with his long distance jump shots, told GQ in an interview that the hobby he enjoys the most is organizing his garage.
“But one of my favorite pastimes is organizing the garage. That’s when I get in my zone. Just doing the shelves, putting shoeboxes here, moving athletic equipment over there, everything in its place. That’s my zone. That’s my arena.” Curry said.
The former NBA MVP called his past time “embarrassing,” but it fits in with how Curry is. On the court he’s normally calm, cool and collected so it’s fitting what he does off the court isn’t exactly thrilling.
Chris Strachan, a longtime friend of Curry, told GQ the Warriors guard doesn’t have to be angry or play with a chip on his shoulder to perform at a high level like he does. This could also explain the simple hobby.
“In fact, I think he discovered a long time ago that anger distracts him from his own self, and anything that distracts him from his self prevents him from playing his best,” Strachan said. “I also think this has created confusion. A lot of people along the way have expected and even needed him to have a hard edge, to be more of a nasty person.”
Instead, Curry is fine with being laid back on the court and putting things on shelves off the court.
The Warriors will hope to have to organize their shelves again after this NBA season. Curry and Golden State will look to reach their third NBA Finals in the past three seasons, which they hope will end in a second NBA Championship trophy to add to their collection.
Golden State is off to the right start in making this happen after winning Game 1 of their best-of-seven series against the Trail Blazes 121-109 Sunday.