There is little doubt, if any, that Stephen Curry will set history on Tuesday night. The Golden Empire Warriors superstar is only two or three times away set an all time record for most of the three pointers made and all but sure he will be able to hit this amazing award Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
There is no better stage for Curry to make his mark on history than inside one of the most famous stadiums in all of sports. The New York Knicks also has a role in all of this. Aside from the fact that Steph will break the record against them on Tuesday, there’s also the matter of the Knicks barely missing out on the Curry draft in 2009. This story has been unsurprisingly central. in a rather controversial time for New York.
In a recent article published by Marc Stein, the NBA insider details how Curry and his camp “wanted” to go to the Knicks in 2009 before he was hunted by the Warriors. Steph was eventually picked seventh overall by Dubs, just one place ahead of the Knicks, who had no choice but to settle with Jordan Hill in eighth. On Monday night, it was Steph’s creator, Dell Curry, who confirmed the fact that they originally wanted the Knicks more than the Warriors:
“Very true, very true, very true,” said Dell.
Dell Curry then went on to recount how he spoke to then-Warriors head coach Don Nelson moments before Dubs picked his son. According to Dell, he candidly told Nelson that they didn’t want to go to the Golden State:
“I said, ‘No, we don’t want you to take him if he’s there because we have another place we want him to be,'” Dell Curry recalls. “He said, ‘Well, if he’s there, we’ll take him,’ and I said, ‘It’s your choice. You call me and ask me a question and I’m telling you the truth from my head. ‘ “
OH. That was amazing. Right now, it’s almost impossible to imagine Stephen Curry in another non-Warriors jersey. He is the soul of this team and the Dubs dynasty would not have existed without him.
For the Knicks, however, this continues to be a difficult pill to swallow. They are literally one point away from being able to bring a generation of talent to New York. To say it will be a franchise-changing moment would be an understatement.
To be fair, it’s not just the Knicks who continue to regret the events of that fateful night in 2009. The Minnesota Timberwolves, for example, has it much worse. The wolves overcame Curry not once but twice in a row. Minnesota decided to pick Ricky Rubio in fifth place before picking Jonny Flynn sixth overall. At the time, they clearly had no idea that Steph would evolve into the greatest of all time as it is today. Talk about making bad decisions.
Likely, the Knicks will be painfully reminded of this rather unfortunate event again on Tuesday when they take on Curry and his Warriors. The three-point record being broken on their own field seemed like another insult to injury.
https://clutchpoints.com/warriors-news-dell-curry-reveals-stephen-curry-message-to-dubs-from-2009-nba-draft-that-will-pain-knicks-fans/ Dell Curry Reveals Stephen Curry Message From The 2009 Draft