2x NBA MVP Steph Curry hadn’t seen his old teammate Andrew Bogut in person for a while. After all, Steph is busy trying to win another NBA title and Bogut has been plying his excellent basketball skills down under in Australia where he’s from. But Curry had seen Bogut on YouTube and he and the Warriors liked what they saw. So then made Bogut an offer to return to the NBA. Still, stepping off a plane and into the starting lineup against a very good San Antonio Spurs team wouldn’t be easy, right? Well it was easy. Bogut fit right in and this bodes very well for the Warriors, despite the loss to the Spurs.
A lot of what you see on YouTube is doctored or shows only a certain perspective, leaving out the bad. YouTube showed that Kobe Bryant didn’t flinch, but later views showed why and it wasn’t so great. YouTube can be a liar, in other words, or misleading or — in today’s famous phrase — a deliverer of fake news. But Curry confirmed that wasn’t the case with Bogut, no fake news, not at all. The Warriors superstar said: “This is one of the greatest examples of when someone looks great on YouTube and then they show up and look exactly like that.” Curry said, “he looks good, he’s gonna be a big help.” Curry welcomed Bogut by throwing him an alley-oop dunk right away.
The Warriors add Andrew Bogut to a playoff-ready roster in hopes of giving a jolt to a great team that has been playing only mediocre basketball. Bogut — a 7-footer with a high IQ — played for the 2015 NBA Champion Warriors. When they first announced Bogut would be coming back, Curry said: “It’s exciting, weird, a blast from the past — all that combined. He knows our system. He knows how we do things around here. He was instrumental in that turnaround to become a championship-caliber team.”
Curry talks here:
Steph Curry on Andrew Bogut’s debut: “This is one of the greatest examples of when someone looks great on YouTube and then they show up and look exactly like that.” pic.twitter.com/74lLhofQBq
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 19, 2019