Meet the Man Behind Steph Curry’s Magic
Trainer Brandon Payne is helping keep the Golden State Warriors’ two-time NBA MVP at his absolute peak. The 40-year-old says he lacked the natural talents of his famous charge, but more importantly, never worked hard enough — and now he’s determined to make sure none of the players he trains repeat that mistake. One-on-one workouts are growing more popular, OZY reports, and Payne’s client list now includes Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Atlanta’s Trae Young.
What’s his secret? Talent and size give would-be players a great boost, Payne says, but for undersized guys like Curry, footwork, efficiency and decisiveness can conquer the heights.