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Ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry shared his sentiments about being back in the city.
As the Toronto Raptors face the three-time NBA champions tonight, Curry said it’s “special” to be playing here.
When asked about his Toronto history during a press conference, the Warriors guard spoke of his father, Dell Curry, who played for the Raptors from 1999 to 2002, when Dell retired.
“I lived here for a couple of years, went to school out here,” Curry told reporters. “My wife Ayesha grew up in Markham, right down the street.”
He continues to say that some of his family still resides in Toronto.
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“So a lot of family history, and that side of the family still lives here,” he said. “I look forward to coming back here every regular season, and now to be in the NBA Finals it’s something I’ve even been looking forward to if they ever made it. So it’s here and I’m going to enjoy it.”
And there are definitely some Steph (and Dell) Curry fans in Canada.
Fun Fact: Steph Curry led Queensway Christian College middle school in Toronto to an undefeated basketball season when his dad, Dell, was playing for the Raptors (1999-2002). pic.twitter.com/7NygU9et04
— Norm Kelly (@norm) May 27, 2019
The Raptors’ own Global Ambassador Drake is even rumoured to have a tattoo of Steph Curry’s number (#30).
But don’t expect Drake to give Curry any shoulder massages during tonight’s game.
ESPN reports that Curry called Drake’s sideline activities “entertaining.”
“I know it’s a tricky situation with him being right there on the court, but at the end of the day, he’s having fun, having — you can’t hate on nobody having fun. Well, I guess in this life everybody hates on people having fun. So it’s par for the course on that one.”
And as for the Raps fan, Curry said they’ll be ready.
“We know the crowd is going to be crazy,” he said.
Yes. Yes, they will be.
We might be
a few hours away from tip-off, but that hasn’t stopped dedicated Raptors fans from already flooding Jurassic Park.
So yes. We’re ready too, Steph.
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