Five years from now, Warriors star Steph Curry envisions himself in the same position he's in now.
"Still playing for the Warriors and still hopefully winning championships," Curry told NBC's Craig Melvin in a Wednesday morning interview on "The Today Show."
In April 2024, Curry would be 36 years old. He would also have to be on a new contract, as his current deal with the Warriors expires in 2022.
At that point, Curry would almost assuredly be on the downswing of a probable Hall of Fame career. Even if he doesn't win another championship or award, he'd be a three-time title winner and a two-time MVP.
Those accomplishments, plus his presence at the forefront of the NBA's 3-point revolution, already are enough to put him in the same conversation as the game's greats. Not that Curry is one to reflect on his own legacy.
"Like, if I was consumed with, like, what we've done then I think I'm cheating the game and cheating myself," Curry told Melvin. "Sounds cliché but it's really, like, the only way that I can process going after more. If I let myself think about what's happening, I kinda hit the brakes a little bit."
That doesn't mean Curry can hit the brakes on this season just yet. With six games remaining before the playoffs, Curry and the Warriors are in the driver's seat for the top seed in the Western Conference for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
If they can, Curry will be well on his way to his five-year goal.