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Warriors star Steph Curry plays in the Folsom Pickup basketball game

Coach Marcus Kirkland, a basketball coach who runs StriveAboveOthers in Folsom and Sacramento, regularly hosts open gym sessions and pick-up games.

On Saturday, Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry appeared during one of those runs at the Life Time Fitness gym in Folsom, along with pro Kent Bazemore, who has played for the Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers during his 10-year career.

It is a day that many will not soon forget.

Kirkland met Bazemore two years ago at Life Time after he was released by the Kings. He and Curry also know each other.

“I’ve known Steph for a while, he’s a great guy,” Kirkland said. “He and Kent Bazemore are great people.”

Curry was reportedly in town for his daughter’s youth volleyball tournament and so Kirkland knew the shooting guard might show up with Bazemore, but “NBA players, their schedules are getting a little hectic,” Kirkland said.

Kirkland shared video and photos of the pickup games with The Sacramento Bee.

“He showed up, man, and it was probably a day we’ll all remember,” Kirkland said. “When one of the best shooters of all time walks into your gym and runs you open, you’re a little shocked.”

Video shows dozens of gym members gathered around the track to watch.

“It was a great experience for the kids,” the coach said. “I brought about 15 to 20 kids and about 15 boys to play. Steph Curry is a great guy, he and Kent Bazemore are great people. They have no ego. They are open. He was talking to everyone. It was a real experience. It’s something that, like I said, Folsom will remember for years to come.

Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry poses with participants at a basketball game at a Folsom gym on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry poses with participants at a basketball game at a Folsom gym on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry poses with participants at a basketball game at a Folsom gym on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

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