Opinion: Stephen Curry's coronavirus interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci is most significant move of his career

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USA TODAY Sports’ Mark Medina breaks down what Stephen Curry and Anthony Fauci’s discussion on COVID-19.

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The video may not have been as entertaining as watching Stephen Curry hoist a 30-foot jumper. But the Golden State Warriors’ star just made the most significant play of his 11-year NBA career.

Curry went on Instagram Live on Thursday to talk about the coronavirus with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Nearly 50,000 viewers tuned in — including former President Barack Obama, pop star Justin Bieber, rapper Common and former teammates Andre Iguodala and Leandro Barbosa. More will likely watch the archived version. Either way, they will have witnessed something that does not usually match what they see on social media.

They digested actual information instead of fake news. They watched something substantial on a platform that often highlights the day-to-day minutia. They became informed about an issue that could either help calm their anxieties or realize they should take this virus and the subsequent social distancing rules seriously. Though there are already a reported 82,404…

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