UPDATE: The Warriors are giving tickets to the girl and her family for Thursday’s game in Denver in which Curry is expected to play.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has to do what’s best for his team, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences for the fans.
This was on full display before Monday’s game in Denver, when a young Warriors fan decked out in a Stephen Curry jersey was brought to tears upon finding out that Curry would not be playing.
Curry, along with Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson, was scratched, primarily because Monday’s game was added to the schedule after being postponed on Dec. 30. With the Warriors hosting the Clippers on Tuesday, Kerr made it clear it was a no-brainer to sit his stars.
The load management issue is a frequent topic of debate in NBA circles, largely because it diminishes the product for fans who may only be able to see a handful of games per year, or for fans who only get a few chances to see their favorite out-of-market team visit.
For a young fan who loves Stephen Curry living in Denver, there are only two chances per year max to see their favorite player. Hopefully the Warriors can figure out a way to get this youngster tickets for Thursday’s game, when the Golden State returns to Denver for the final time this season.