Every year there’s talk of moving the Super Bowl to Saturday — lots of viewers would rather wake up on Sunday after watching the big game than on Monday morning. It’ll never happen: the NFL has made clear it’s got far too much invested in the brand to move it — and you don’t fix what ain’t broken. The NBA is happy to fill in on Saturday — and a comment by reigningMVP Steph Curry just added a little heat to what’s really otherwise just a mid-season match-up, four months from the NBA Finals. Curry is a Carolina Panthers fan. He’ll be attending the Super Bowl and rooting for Cam Newton & Co. On Saturday though, his Golden State Warriors take on the OKC Thunder. Curry’s looking forward to — and looking past — the game.
Asked about the weekend, Curry told reporters it’ll be great: “a win and a win” — meaning after the Warriors whup the Thunder on Saturday, his Panthers will win the Super Bowl on Sunday. OKC superstar Russell Westbrook glared and said “any other questions” when queried about Curry’s confidence. Kevin Durant said he doesn’t pay attention to stuff like that. Yeah, right. Super Bowl Saturday is suddenly a real thing: it’s just that it’s a basketball game. The Warriors face the Thunder for the first time this season on February 6, 9pm ET.