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Steph Curry Explains Draft-Day Emotions Being Picked By Warriors, Not Knicks
May 31, 2019
Stephen Curry is one of the greatest basketball players today, but his draft day didn’t go the way he planned. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors, but the New York Knicks were his first option.
“So going into the draft, that’s a
good feeling to have.”
Griffin was the first to go, and he joined the Los Angeles Clippers.
teams picked their point guards, and Curry was still on his table. “That
kind of threw me for a loop, and I was like hmm that’s weird,” Curry
was shaken. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern was still on stage, and he
announced the seventh pick.
“With the seventh pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors select Stephen Curry.”
didn’t see it coming. He couldn’t hide his reactions. He didn’t plan it. Knicks
fans were angry. They wanted Curry on the floor. The young Curry put his head
down and even banged his fist twice. No, he wasn’t upset. He just didn’t know
how to act.
Today, Curry is all-in when it comes to supporting his team. In one of his latest interviews, the player addressed the criticism his team has been receiving lately.
“I feel like for the last three years, everybody has taken their shots at
trying to nitpick or break us down or drive a wedge in our team chemistry or
our togetherness or whatever the case is,” Curry said of the criticism. “And
even this year, it’s been amplified even more with (Durant’s) free-agency
stuff. Nobody can say anything without it getting scrutinized or criticized.
Nobody can be happy when people are playing well. That’s the part, to me,
that’s most surprising. If it’s KD playing well, it’s ‘Oh, they’re playing a different
style and it’s not as fun to watch.’ Or when he’s out and we’re winning games,
‘Are we better or more fun,’ whatever the question is, you hear it all the
“We are one group, until we’re not,” Curry said. “I don’t think
we’re going to let any noise around us – as frustrating or entertaining or
whatever you want to call it is on a daily basis – break us down in terms of
distracting us from what the goal is.