Being one of the best sharpshooters in NBA history isn’t the only plan that Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has up his sleeve. There have been reports of Curry signing a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The deal will allow the back to back MVP to develop television, films and maybe work on virtual reality games as well.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Curry and his newly formed company, Unanimous Media, will create projects that will focus on faith, sports and family-friendly content on their very own studio lot in Culver City, California.
“We’re thrilled to work alongside Steph to bring his positive, affirming brand to create content in the scripted and non-scripted television landscape,” Sony co-president Chris Parnell said in a statement with THR. “He’s tapping into his drive and creative energy on the court to expand to horizons off the court and we’re honored to be a part of it.”
There hasn’t been any disclosure on how much the deal is actually worth. Sony is a multi-million dollar company and it was mentioned that the deal was the biggest ever for an athlete.
Curry has bigger things in mind when it comes to his family’s future even with him being one of the most marketable stars in the league. Having $35 million dollars in endorsements, it is safe to say that the Currys have secured the bag indefinitely.
Curry is not the only one who is involved with works off the court. LeBron James is not only building up hype, but building his assets. There have been mentions of James signing a lifetime deal with Nike but it hasn’t been mentioned that James has his own media company. SpringHill Entertainment has been producing NBC game show The Wall, the recent Starz comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse” and James has worked under wraps with ties to HBO and Netflix. Balling isn’t the only thing these stars can rely on.
Although there’s a lot going on, Curry is mainly focused on returning to the court. Curry’s last played game was on March 23 from which he suffered an MCL sprain and was re-evaluated three weeks later on the same day that Golden State made their 2018 postseason debut. Curry was re-evaluated on April 20, the day before the playoffs began from which Warrior Head Coach Steve Kerr announced, “Steph is not going to play anytime soon……but he’s come along well and has looked good in practice”. Curry will be re-evaluated come April 27.
According to NBA schedule, the conference semifinals series are supposed to begin April 28. Coming off a sweep against The Trailblazers, the New Orleans Pelicans will play the Warriors. Although Curry’s absence from the first game will not be detrimental toward the Warriors success. He is still a valued if not a core part of the Warriors.
There’s still hope for Curry both on and off the court. Will he make his return soon or will he show up when needed?
The Warriors and Pelicans will face off 4/28 on TNT.