Aug 05, 2022
Warriors Steph Curry Snapped Training With Ex-Dubs Fave & High-Scoring Vet
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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry clearly isn’t resting on his laurels after capturing ring No. 4 and putting together an incredible NBA Finals run along the way. Whether it’s getting shredded in the gym or putting shots up on the hardwood, the 34-year-old is doing his best to ensure that he returns in elite shape again next season.
Even when Curry is off the proverbial clock, he still finds ways to get his work in. Such has been the case this week as the eight-time All-Star is hosting his annual Curry Camp at the San Francisco Olympic Club.
Sure, he’s there to teach the tricks of the trade to a group of 26 elite high school players. But that hasn’t stopped him from getting in on some runs, too. In doing so, he was joined by a pair of NBA-level talents.
Namely, ex-Warrior and current free agent Kent Bazemore, as well as longtime scoring machine Brandon Jennings. On Thursday, Curry posted video footage of the “OGs” in action via Twitter (embedded below).A Couple of Old Faves
Curry Camp ‘22 is back. Next generation of talent in the building but the OG’s gotta get some runs too. Make this week mean something. Let’s go! @24Bazemore @Tuff__Crowd #currybrand
Stay tuned… pic.twitter.com/QqyXCvD7UQ
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 5, 2022
Bazemore, of course, was a member of the Warriors from 2012 to 2014 and then again during the team’s ill-fated 2020-21 campaign. After the team lost its play-in bid during the latter season, though, he bolted for the LA Lakers (and took a pay cut, no less) for what he considered a better opportunity to win a title.
It’s a move he came to regret later, tweeting that he was “sick” about how things ultimately played out for the respective teams.
Flash forward to now and the 33-year-old still finds himself looking for a new basketball home after a particularly rough experience in La La Land last season. Some are even pitching him as an option for the Dubs’ final roster spot.
Jennings, meanwhile, was once considered one of the Association’s most electrifying backcourt performers. He had a 55-point game during his rookie campaign with the Milwaukee Bucks back in 2009-10. And at the height of his powers two years later (with the same team), he averaged 19.1 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.
From there, though, he bounced around the league and struggled to remain impactful as he dealt with the aftermath of an Achilles rupture, as well as personal problems.
Still just 32 years old, Jennings’ last taste of high-level pro ball came during the 2018-19 season with Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB League and EuroLeague.
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Join Heavy on Warriors!Steph Pushes Gender Equity at Camp
For the first time ever, there was an equal distribution of girls and boys at Curry’s elite camp. As relayed by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dubs legend is looking to make the game (and himself) more accessible to everyone.
“We’re just trying to normalize that basketball is basketball,” Curry said. “My hope is to give the girls coming through the ranks something potentially to look forward to, being part of this experience and having access to me and our squad and what we do.”
He added: “Also, for the boys, to give them the perspective that it’s not just them hooping. Girls can do this, too. And they should encourage, celebrate and support it. And hopefully that carries throughout their careers as well.”
Steph’s three-day camp includes dinner at a restaurant co-founded by Ayesha Curry, a tour of Chase Center and a night of bowling, in addition to the best hoops tutelage one could dream of.
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Former Patriots WR Suffers Training Camp Injury With New Team
Getty N'Keal Harry
Former New England Patriots WR N’Keal Harry is finding it tough to catch a break.
After three underwhelming seasons with the Patriots, Harry was traded to the Chicago Bears for a 2024 seventh-round pick this offseason.
Harry has been trying to get his bearings with his new team, but a recent injury that saw the 25-year-old helped off the field could throw a massive monkey wrench in his and the team’s plans for him.
The Athletic’s Adam Jahns tweeted about Harry’s injury:
Bears WR N'Keal Harry left practice today with an apparent injury. He needed help off the field by teammates and trainers.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 6, 2022
The Chicago Tribune’s Dan Wiederer said the injury “appeared to be a significant leg injury.”
The Bears were without WRs Byron Pringle, Velus Jones and Dante Pettis this morning. And then N'Keal Harry suffered what appeared to be a significant left leg injury during a team period.
— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) August 6, 2022
Zack Pearson of BearReport.com speculated that it appeared to be an ankle injury:
Practice is over. WR N’Keal Harry left practice about midway through. Looked like an ankle injury. #Bears
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) August 6, 2022
Sean Hammond of Shaw Local News had a word on a potential update to Harry’s injury.
Per Hammond, Bears head coach Matt Eberflus didn’t have any new information on Harry’s lower-body injury.
#Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said he doesn't have an update on WR N'Keal Harry, who left practice with an apparent ankle injury.
— Sean Hammond (@sean_hammond) August 6, 2022
An update is likely forthcoming on Monday when the Bears are expected to return to the practice field in preparation for their preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on August 13. At the very least, Harry’s availability for that game would appear to be in some serious danger.N’Keal Harry Has an Excellent Chance to Shine in Chicago
Harry has an outstanding opportunity to recharge his career in Chicago. The Bears don’t have many established receivers behind last year’s leader in receiving yards and receptions, Darnell Mooney. Harry was expected to compete with Byron Pringle, rookie Velus Jones and Equanimeous St. Brown for the other spots.
If Harry is shelved for a long time, he might lose an opportunity to make a serious impact in his first, perhaps only year with the Bears. Many Patriots fans might still be rooting for Harry to find some success in his NFL career.
After the Patriots selected him with the 32nd pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Harry was derailed by injuries, the lack of a grasp of the Patriots’ playbook, and inconsistent play at quarterback.
In Chicago, Harry has the opportunity to build chemistry with the Bears’ young franchise quarterback Justin Fields and carve himself a niche on a team with entirely new management and coaching personnel after the McCaskey family cleaned house following a disappointing 2021 season.
Hopefully, Harry can get healthy, and an injury isn’t what decides his fate in Chicago.Patriots Notes and Quotes
- DeVante Parker Autographs Poster
The Patriots’ newest No. 1 WR, DeVante Parker, is already striking a positive cord with New England fans. Parker was captured signing a fan’s poster of him after New England’s practice session at Gillette Stadium by ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss:
DeVante Parker caps off his first in-stadium practice with the Patriots by finding a personalized poster to sign. pic.twitter.com/DVFaY1d4B0
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 6, 2022
- Richard Seymour Heads into the Hall of Fame
After a sensational career with the New England Patriots and Las Vegas Raiders organization, Richard Seymour was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Seymour called Patriots owner Robert Kraft “a mentor and a friend” during his induction speech.
The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride tweeted the comments as he attended the ceremony:
Richard Seymour calls Robert Kraft “a mentor and a friend” and added “none of this would be possible without Coach Belichick.” #Patriots pic.twitter.com/Rud8OgPLGi
— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) August 6, 2022
- The Patriots’ Preseason Opener is Approaching
New England opens the preseason on August 11 against the New York Giants.
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