WATCH: The ‘new sport’ makes Stephen Curry look very young for the Warriors’ trip to Japan

Before coming to the regular season, the NBA was back in Japan. Three years after the first Japan Games, the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors, traveled to international matches. In reigning Finals MVP Stephen Curry had a journey that fans will fondly remember. However, during his basketball trip, Baby Faced Assassin took a break from the sport and decided to explore the traditional Japanese sport of Sumo Wrestling.

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Curry was the biggest star in Japan. The defending champions faced the Washington Wizards in a two-game match. The Warriors began their pre-season undefeated journey convincingly winning both games. Moreover, the crowd also witnessed the Splash brothers win together in a three-point contest.

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However, basketball was not the only sport that Stephen Curry played while in Japan. To explore the country with its historical culture and heritage, Dubs’ ranger climbed into the mud with a few teammates. Surprisingly, the NBA stars looked extraordinarily young compared to their opponents.

Stephen Curry faces sumo wrestling

Basketball is not the only sport that Steve Curry enjoys. Notably, the eight-time All-Star loves himself a few rounds of golf. Often seen on the course, Curry has competed in many competitions such as the Ryder Cup. However, when the Star Warriors were in Japan, he participated in their local sport.

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Sumo wrestling is more than just a sport in Japan. It is a living embodiment of Japanese culture. While visiting the Japan Games, Curry, along with Jordan Paul, got first-hand experience of the sport. While they weren’t competing, the duo went into the mud and took on the most intimidating sumo wrestlers out there. Interestingly, as some fans quickly pointed out, Stephen Curry looked incredibly small compared to the sumo wrestlers.

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The Japan Games were a great success for the Golden State Warriors who came out unscathed. However, the same cannot be said of their regular season yet. The defending heroes have dug themselves into a hole. Being under . 500 through the first 17 games of the season, the defending champions find themselves seeded 11th. Despite Stephen Curry scoring 32.2 points per game, the Golden State Warriors have let their superstar down. Moreover, they have been ranked as one of the worst defensive teams in the Western Conference.

But we haven’t lost all hope yet. The other Warriors slowly awaken from their slumber as the champions have won three of their last four matches.

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The season is still young, and therefore, the Golden State Warriors have time to put things right. With Curry at his deadliest, do you think Bay has a chance to repeat his success from last season? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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