Stephen Curry still has vivid memories of his early NBA career, before he became one of the best NBA players right now. In an interview with Clay Skipper for GQ Magazine, Curry told a story about how he once talked trash to Kobe when he was a rookie, and how Kobe didn't like that:
Skipper: "This being Kobe’s last All-Star game, do you have a favorite Kobe memory?"
Curry: "Our rookie year we were playing at Oracle and they had a 3-point lead down the stretch. He got fouled, going to the free throw line to ice the game with two free throws. As he’s walking from one end of the court to the other, I’m this rookie that’s just kind of living in the moment and I walk up to him as he’s walking to the free throw line: "Hey, man, you nervous about these free throws?" The look he gave me was so just mean and cold. Just like, "What are you talking about? Get out of my face, you dumb rookie." He obviously made the two free throws and they won. I’ll remember that look he gave me forever."
That is definitely something Kobe would do around 2009-10, especially to a rookie. You can read the rest of Skipper's interview with Curry, which includes his thoughts on the final Super Bowl 50 score and how Riley thinks it's cool that he brings her toys.
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