Stephen Curry Wanted to Be Drafted by the Knicks

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry at a Warriors vs Magic game in 2017. Photo by Robert John Herbert/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (7946500u)

In the past decade, Stephen Curry was synonymous with Golden State Warriors’ franchise and will arguably go down as the greatest player in the team’s history. However, before coming to the NBA, Curry didn’t imagine himself wearing gold and blue. Instead, he dreamed of playing his home games in the Garden.

Curry recently made an appearance on Showtime’s All the Smoke, where he shared that he wanted to be drafted by New York Knicks ahead of 2009 NBA Draft.

“I wanted to go to New York and thought I was going to New York,” – said Curry. “At the draft in the green room, I was like, ‘Oh, get to the eight spot and New York can get me.’

Before Knicks had the chance to fulfill Curry’s wish, however, Warriors stepped in and took him with the seventh overall pick. And we all know what happened next.

Curry led the Warriors to five consecutive NBA Finals appearances and three titles while winning the NBA MVP Award twice and becoming the first unanimous MVP. Now, he can’t imagine himself playing for any other team.

“I don’t want to move anywhere,” – he added. “I love the Bay.”

Steph Curry was limited to only four games this season, suffering hand fracture in late October and being forced to undergo surgery. It is unclear whether Curry will suit up again for the Warriors, who are already without Klay Thompson, in this season.