Stephen is comfortably among the better plays in the NBA and may be the league’s best shooter. He’s been an All-Star, broken records, and made an appearance with Chris and Cliff Paul in a State Farm commercial.
All that said, it’s still a good idea to carry proper identification when you’re out and about, even if you’re an NBA star.
In an interview with Dime Magazine, Curry recalled a story when he attempted to order a beer while with his wife at California Pizza kitchen. Naturally, they had a waitress who didn’t recognize him.
“It happened at California Pizza Kitchen in the Bay Area like 15 minutes from my house. We went, I tried to get a drink after the season, that’s exactly what happened. Me and my wife went to dinner, and we didn’t have our daughter with us, and she was with the babysitter. So I ordered a beer, and I didn’t have my ID with me, ‘cause I left it in the car and I thought she’d recognize me.”
“So the waitress asks, and I was like, ‘uh, is your manager here,’ and I took my chances with him knowing who I was, and…he knew. But she basically — yeah — she wouldn’t give me the benefit of the doubt, knowing that I didn’t look like I was over 21 and not knowing who I was.”
Does this qualify as an air ball for the sharp-shooting Stephen Curry?
You would think if there is a place Curry might be able to get the benefit of the doubt it would be in the Bay Area, but not this time, atleast initially. Curry does look young in the face, so props to the waitress for doing her job since she wasn’t aware who she was serving. Thankfully, there was a member of the staff able to identify him.