Curry’s personal trainer on Steph’s struggles: ‘I certainly don’t think it’s panic time’

Accelerate Basketball boss joins Papa & Bonta to talk all things Steph

Karl Buscheck
May 17, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Brandon Payne, the Curry whisper, stopped by “The Greg Papa Show” with Bonta Hill on Thursday to discuss what’s up with the two-time MVP.

Stephen Curry is 1-for-13 on triples through the first two games of the Western Conference Finals, and, as any observer of the series has noted, he seems to be playing slower than usual.

Asked if that’s a conditioning or knee-related issue, Payne, Curry’s personal trainer and the founder and owner of Accelerate Basketball, offered the following explanation.

“Just how hard he’s having to work defensively is certainly, probably, showing up on the other end just a little bit,” Payne said. “But that’s not an excuse.”

“I really think that with the layoff that they have between last night and when they play again this weekend, there will be a lot of time to kind of reflect on everything — what did and didn’t work.”

The series doesn’t resume until Sunday night at Oracle Arena when Game 3 tips at 5pm.

“I certainly don’t think it’s panic time by any stretch of the imagination," Payne said. "I know we’ve all got that reaction because of how the game went last night. That’s okay. But it’s certainly not panic time.”


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