Steph Curry was clearly a big fan of how the Kings introduced him Friday night.
Sacramento played footage of moon landings during the Warriors' pregame introductions, trolling Curry after he (jokingly, in his words) questioned the veracity of if humanity had been to the moon. Curry laughed when he looked up at the video board, and said after the Warriors' 130-125 win he was over the moon with the execution.
Steph Curry gives the Kings an “A for effort” with showing footage of the moon landing during lineup introductions pic.twitter.com/sXvOWzQsvf— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 15, 2018
"That caught me off guard," Curry told reporters in Sacramento. "That was solid. ... A for effort, for sure."
When Curry's reaction to the pregame was shown, Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear joked that Curry would "probably score 50" against Sacramento.
He was 15 points off.
Curry bounced back from his poor performance against the Raptors, scoring 35 points on 11-of-23 shooting (and 5-of-14 from beyond the arc) to lead the Warriors to a win against their NorCal rivals. Friday was the third time since returning to Golden State's lineup on Dec. 1 that Curry scored at least 35 points, and the fourth time he made at least five 3-pointers.
The two-time MVP got a good laugh out of the video, but he also got the last laugh on the night.