Steph reads Twitter mentions to entertain his 'sick mind'

Steph Curry

It's hard to question Steph Curry's judgment on the court, considering the Warriors star has averaged more than two assists for every turnover in his NBA career.

You can question his judgment on social media, considering Curry actively reads his Twitter mentions during games.

The two-time NBA MVP revealed to NBC Sports Bay Area's Kendra Andrews and Grant Liffmann on the latest Dubs Talk podcast that he, at the very least, employs some quality control. Curry's more likely to read a tweet from a verified account -- sorry to let down the artists formerly known as Twitter eggs -- and he doesn't linger on an account for too long, either.

When Curry reads his mentions, he says he's not mad. It's actually funny to him.

"I might have like a sick mind. It's pure entertainment for me, to be honest," Curry said on Thursday's episode. "[I] don't take myself too seriously when I play well or when I don't, 'cuz I know it's the same intentions in trying to be great. So, like, when I go read 'em, it's hilarious just how you want to fall off a cliff if I'm 0-for-8 from the 3-point line, or I'm not shooting enough ... or a night like 53 [points against the Denver Nuggets on Monday] in chasin' Wilt [Chamberlain] where I can do no wrong."


If you ever fire off a tweet mentioning Curry, you absolutely should imagine him wearing a "Sickos" sweatshirt, watching on through your window as you write it. He did as much in Wednesday's blowout win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. A day after recording his "Dubs Talk" interview, Curry read -- and liked -- Liffmann's tweet at halftime of an eventual 42-point performance.

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As you might expect from a three-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP and probable Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer with a fulfilling off-court life, Curry is able to keep a proper perspective on the criticism and the praise that he receives on social media.

"It's the best entertainment of just how fickle this whole situation is, but it matters in the sense that people care," Curry continued. "I hope that doesn't fade away because we play basketball to win, but you got to have people that want to watch, too."

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