The Golden State Warriors won an absolute thriller last night against the Los Angeles Lakers, but that battle won’t be the most talked-about sporting event in California this weekend, not by a long shot.
With the Super Bowl set to take place in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, the Warriors will have the day off with many likely tuning into the NFL’s biggest event. It’s the Bengals versus the Rams with the Rams having home-field advantage.
The Bay Area’s San Francisco 49ers almost made the Super Bowl, but with the Rams versus Bengals, Stephen Curry is picking Cincinnati to win.
That said, who does Stephen Curry think will win?
Well, he was asked that following his battle with LeBron James and the Lakers, and it appears that the timing of his schedule will allow the two-time MVP to be in attendance for the illustrious event.
The Warriors play in Los Angeles (taking on the Clippers) on Monday, so Curry likely flew into LA today. Oh, and Curry thinks the Bengals will win, but he wanted to make sure that he got the nickname of superstar quarterback Joe Burrow correct first.
Burrow has been incredible during the postseason as the Bengals have taken down the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs and the Derrick Henry-led Titans. Both of those games were on the road, so they clearly understand the road underdog mentality.
The Bengals will be taking on the Rams, a team led by defensive lineman Aaron Donald and Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp. The Rams are favorites, as they were in their NFC Conference Championship win over the 49ers.
Los Angeles also defeated Tom Brady in what turned out to be his last game in the NFL. In the Wild Card round, they took down Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals, a team that started the season as hot as any.
Curry is champion at heart, having won three NBA Championships with the Warriors, and while he may have no real reason to pick the Bengals, he may see that unbeatable drive in the heart of the Cincinnati quarterback.
Regardless, most are just hoping for a close battle.