Everyone knows that Steve Curry is hard to stop on the court.
He also knows that his voice on social and legal justice, including the arrest of Britney Grenier in Russia, is unstoppable.
Carrie, in Rolling Stone October issue cover storywhich was published on Monday, said the Biden administration had rejected his offer to help efforts to get the Phoenix Mercury All-Star launched.
Grenier was convicted on drug smuggling charges and sentenced to nine years in prison on August 4. Arrested for being caught with cannabis oil cartridges at Moscow airport security on February 17, she was unjustly detained by the Biden administration in May.
When Greiner was in remand, Carey said he reached out to acquaintances in the Biden administration, and said they had turned down an expanded olive branch amid Russian prison exchange negotiations.
“They were telling us, ‘Don’t say anything,'” said Carey.
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The NBA front office was initially co-operative with the US government on keeping its players silent regarding the Grenier case. But the league’s players and coaches, including the Phoenix Suns, have been talking loudly about Grenier since May.
Carrie began discussing his views on the Griner case during a while ESPN Live Interview with Malika Andrews In June, where he said, “It’s an unfortunate situation, it’s a tragedy… you should be home.”
Curry added that government resistance to his offer motivated him to briefly wear a Mercury shirt on stage at the 2022 ESPY Awards, which he hosted in July.
He stood alongside WNBA All-Stars Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks and Griner teammate Skylar Diggins-Smith to deliver a short speech to press for Griner’s freedom.
According to a Rolling Stone article, Carey said his contacts in the Biden administration declined an offer of assistance.
“They were telling us not to say anything,” the article quoted him as saying.
Curry also revealed in the Rolling Stone case that “one of his biggest professional regrets” was not boycotting a game in 2014 amid allegations of racism against former Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling.
“One of my biggest regrets is not interrupting the game,” Curry said. “It was a moment to make the most of anything we might have said.”
Chris Paul was with the Clippers by the time they faced the Warriors in the first round of the 2014 Western Conference qualifiers. Four days before Game Five, the National Basketball Association was shaken by a leaked audio recording released by TMZ in which Sterling told his then-girlfriend not to bring her black friends to games Household clippers.
The Clippers and Warriors both considered boycotting Game 5 in Oakland, but Curry eventually said he got back to Clippers’ captain, Paul, after discussing the uniformed player’s response twice. Curry said he and his Warriors teammates wanted to get off the field after jumping the ball. But the Clippers united in the midfield and abandoned the shirts that their team’s logo was worn from the inside out before playing the match. Sterling was banished by then-new commissioner Adam Silver and forced to sell the concession.
Finally, in Cover story preview articleCarrie spoke with rap star Snoop Dogg about this summer’s trade rumors about Kevin Durant, including his trade request to the Suns.
Curry said that despite winning the title, he was ready to reunite Durant, even if it meant trading a lot of their roster after Golden State won the title in June.
After Curry and Durant were teammates for three years, Durant left the Warriors to sign as a free agent with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. Golden State won back-to-back titles with Durant in 2017 and 2018, and was the MVP of the Finals in both series.
Carey, who called Durant a “misunderstood” character, noted that Durant’s expectations for his new favorite team were unrealistic based on the high commercial price in Brooklyn for him.
“Man, he thinks they’d go to the teams – like if he went to Phoenix – they’d be the same team if he was there,” Curry said.
But Carrie and Snoop agreed that Durant was better off staying in Brooklyn.
Suns general manager James Jones recently told The Republic, speaking of Durant, he likes the Suns roster the way it stands. He added that conversations with Brooklyn weren’t serious about Durant because it was clear the Nets had always wanted to keep him.
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