This picture above is the view from the bachelor pad of the Warriors newest draft pick, Stephen Curry. As you can see, Curry is staying in a residential tower on Lake Merritt, welcome news to a city typically shunned by its affluent bridge-and-tunnel players. I do feel as though Warriors live in Oakland more often than A’s or Raider players do, but it’s always nice to be reminded that the folks who represent Oakland all over the world, actually live in the city.
PS: Hopefully we’ll see you at the Lake Chalet (bottom left) on Tuesdays. Cheers!
Coolhand’s Post text: One of the most interesting aspects of Curry’s new digs is that he is now living in the same building that Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton once did. After Huey was released from prison, he was put up in the high-rise as a precautionary measure. His critics of course would see this as Huey drinking his own Kool-Aid and living the celebrity high life. However, former Panther David Hilliard maintains that Huey would have been in danger elsewhere, and that placing him in the penthouse across from A’s owner Charlie Finley was a strategic move.
It is true that Huey began a bit of a downward spiral during this period of his life, but Hilliard, a childhood friend, insists that they both battled a variety of addictions their entire lives. This revelation may surprise some who have placed the revolutionary on a pedestal, but it also humanizes the dynamic leader.
So Mr. Curry, though you will never be as great as Huey was, hopefully your end will be more glorious. Bueno suerte!