‘9 Rings! Amazing’ – Martina Navratilova Heaps Praise on Warriors’ Coach and Stephen Curry as They Grab 7th NBA Championship

Published 06/17/2022, 7:38 AM EDT
SINGAPORE – APRIL 28: WTA Finals Ambassador Martina Navratilova speaks to media during the WTA Finals ticket launch at the Singapore Sports Hub on April 28, 2016 in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

Martina Navratilova is rightly counted in the list of greatest tennis players of all time. The Czech-American has ruled over the sport of tennis for a long time. However, that doesn’t pull her away from her love for basketball. The 18-time Grand Slam champion is an avid basketball fan and a supporter of the Golden State Warriors.

Yesterday, the 16 of June, Martina had a moment of joy seeing Golden State Warriors re-write history. The San-Francisco-based club outplayed Boston Celtics in a thrilling final to grab their 7th NBA championship. Seeing her team win, Navratilova took no time congratulating the team’s coach. Steve Kerr, and legendary player Stephen Curry.

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Navratilova gives a shout-out to Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry

Yesterday’s win came in as a treat for Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry. Kerr, the player turned coach won his 4th ring as the coach of Golden State Warriors. The ring was also his 9th overall. Prior to being the coach of Warriors, he won three rings as a player of Chicago Bulls, and two rings as a player of San Antonio Spurs.

On the other hand, Stephen Curry won his 4th ring with this win. Apart from rings, Stephen Curry was also named the NBA Finals MVP.

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Learning about the win and the records, Navratilova, a highly active social media user, took to her Twitter handle, congratulating the two. The former World No. 1 wrote, Wow! Steph Curry- champion! And Steve Kerr – 9 rings! Amazing!!!”

The gracious career of Martina Navratilova

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While Navratilova praised the two basketball legends, one cannot forget her first love, tennis. Going back in time, one can recall the gracious career of Martina Navratilova. Turning pro in 1974, the Czech-American legend rapidly climbed the ladder of success.

Martina Navratilova during the Ladies’ Invitation Doubles final on July 4, 2010. Press Association via AP Images

Her maiden Grand Slam title at the 1978 Wimbledon opened the doors for her to be the World No. 1 for the first time in her career.

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The legendary player hasn’t looked back since then. Retiring in 2006, Navratilova has a total of 31 Grand Slams to her name. She had also been the World No. 1 for a record 332 weeks.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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