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Stephen Curry denied beer because he didn’t have ID

Steph Curry WarriorsStephen 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.

Chris Paul not called for foul on Steph Curry’s last shot (Video)

Chris Paul got away with what many felt was a foul on Steph Curry on the final play of the Clippers’ 98-96 win over the Warriors at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

Golden State had 7.8 seconds left and sent the ball in to Curry who was in iso against CP3. Curry pushed off to free himself, then went for the step-back 3-pointer. Paul appeared to make contact with Curry on the elbow, but the real contact was down lower where CP3 pushed Curry with his left forearm.

Chris Paul Steph Curry foul

“Chris did a good job of putting his hands on [Curry]. When he went up for the shot, you’re supposed to be able to come down,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said after the game via SI’s Ben Golliver.

There was definitely contact there from both players. Curry pushed off, and Paul nudged Curry backwards during the shot. But was that enough to warrant a foul call? I didn’t think so.

Here’s the pushoff by Steph that many are conveniently omitting from the conversation:

Steph Curry CP3 pushoff

That’s also a slick veteran move by CP3. While everyone’s looking up at the shot, hit ‘em down low. That’s a classic magician’s deception move right there.

Mark Jackson beats Stephen Curry in shooting contest (Video)

Mark Jackson Stephen CurryMark Jackson may have put on weight and be out of shape now that his playing days are over, but he can still stroke it.

In a video posted to YouTube Monday by the Golden State Warriors, Jackson can be seen beating star player Stephen Curry in a shooting contest held after the team’s practice in Indianapolis. Their contest was a best-of-five racks. Since Jackson topped Curry on each of the first three racks, he got the win without them having to do the final two shooting spots.

I think that was just Jackson giving Curry payback for this embarrassing video.

Stephen Curry to wear shoes with last year’s stats on them

Stephen-Curry-WarriorsAfter a solid first three years in the NBA, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry took his game to another level last season.

Curry set career highs in points (22.9) and assists (6.9) per game. He dropped 20+ points 53 times, 30+ 14 times, 40+ twice and 50+ once. And for good measure, the seventh pick of the 2009 draft established a new NBA record by draining 272 three-pointers, besting Ray Allen’s previous mark of 269.

And there’s more.

Tomorrow night the Warriors will take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, the site of Stephen Curry’s 54-point explosion last February. When the leading vote getter among Western Conference backcourt players for this year’s All-Star Game takes the floor, he’ll do so in these.

Will special kicks equal another memorable game at MSG? The Knicks would certainly prefer to not see a repeat of this performance.

Stephen Curry’s wife and mom have great reaction after his bad 3-point competition round

Stephen Curry is the best shooter in the NBA and probably the history of basketball. He was the favorite to win the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest over NBA All-Star Weekend. As we’ve seen from his practice videos in the past, the guy is practically automatic with nobody guarding him. AND SOMEHOW HE DIDN’T EVEN GET OUT OF THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 3-POINT CONTEST!

Perhaps nothing better illustrated the surprise and disappointment of seeing Steph get eliminated from the competition early than the reaction from his wife Ayesha (pictured left) and mom Sonya (middle). Sonya was acting like she had a couple Gs on her son:

Sonya Curry

At least Curry had a nice consolation prize — he got to hang out with his wife and watch the rest of the events while sitting courtside:

Stephen Curry wife Ayesha

GIF via @cjzero

Stephen Curry dunks on coach Mark Jackson outside team hotel (Video)

I am straight dying over here. Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors teammates had some fun with coach Mark Jackson this week, putting him on the dunk cam with a little posterization action outside the team hotel.

According to video uploader Kent Bazemore, that was him holding the trash can, Draymond Green throwing the pass, and Curry with the finish. Nemanja Nedovic was the man behind the camera.

That was classic.

Jackson obviously couldn’t believe what happened to him, but later said on Twitter that he loved it.

The dunking on someone out of nowhere is a phenomenon that has caught on recently. This great GIF is the first time I saw it:

Man, I can’t get over Draymond Green’s face here:

Stephen Curry Mark Jackson

H/T BANG

Stephen Curry hits game-winning shot, wife hooks him up with great food spread (Video)

Stephen-Curry-game-winnerStephen Curry knocked down the game-winning shot for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night to give them a win over the Dallas Mavericks. With the score tied 93-93 and less than a second difference between the shot clock and game clock, Curry was able to gain just enough separation from Shawn Marion to drain a shot just inside the 3-point line.

The basket gave Golden State a two-point lead with 1.5 seconds left, leaving the Mavericks just enough time for a desperation full-court heave that was off the mark. Curry, whose incredible shooting skills have been well-documented, finished with 33 points and 10 assists. He played the role of hero, and his wife treated him accordingly after the game.

Grilled cheese, popcorn and sugar cookies? What more can a kid ask for?