Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks had some choice words for the Golden State Warriors’ Superstar point guard, Stephen Curry, during a conversation with his hometown T.V. station KHON-2 in Oahu.
The NFL Pro-Bowl MVP has no personal beef with Curry but, he thinks that major athletes should be driven to give back to communities and children without expecting compensation in return.
Bennett said: “I see a lot of different athletes come through Hawaii whether it’s Steph Curry or whoever it is, they all come here and it makes me mad, because I live in this community and I understand this community — that there’s so many kids who can’t afford to pay such a high amount of money. In my mind it’s like, how much money do you need before you start giving back for free? And I think a lot of athletes should start focusing on that.”
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In the past days, there has been a conversation online arguing for or against whether Bennett is correct to criticize Curry. The Two-Time MVP has finally responded on Instagram: “If you're in the greater LA area, check out @sdotcurry at Ventura College. Won't cost you 2K and it will be a great time learning from a really TALENTED player. SethCurry.com”
Curry touts his little brother, Seth Curry, and that camp as an excellent solution for parents and children that don’t want to pay $2,000 for a summer basketball experience.
The reigning MVP is right. He points to the fact that there are tons of places that kids can go to get a similar experience.
Professional athletes all give back in their own ways every day. They reinvest in their communities through helping build learning centers, playgrounds, or donating money to causes that help others.
By all accounts, Curry is a model citizen and isn't trying to bleed any money from these families.
Curry is using his camp to make sure that the kids that will be attending get the best possible experience. From the looks of things, that is exactly what all the kids are getting.