Ever fired off a Tweet during a Warriors game criticizing Steph Curry after a rough first half?
As the star revealed to the New York Times' Marc Stein, there is a decent chance Curry might have stumbled across the message during halftime.
“It started by accident to be honest,” Curry told Stein. “I had this ritual with my wife where, at halftime, she’d send me some encouragement or kick me in the butt a little bit if I was playing bad. And, obviously, with how iPhones are constructed, that Twitter button is just right there. It’s easy to get wrapped up in it for a minute or two. To this day, I don’t know how Bogut caught on, because it wasn’t like I was reading the tweets out loud.”
Former Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who was Curry's teammate from 2012 to 16 and again for the 2018-19 NBA season, recently spoke on his podcast about Steph being known to open up his social media mentions at halftime if he was struggling.
Steph told Stein it was "a really bad habit" and that he still does it "more often than you think."
Through the first few weeks of the 2020-21 season, many questioned whether Curry still had what it takes to carry the Warriors, after nearly an entire season out due to injury and amid another campaign without fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson.
Steph responded with a 62-point explosion in a dominant performance against the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 4, putting many of those doubts to bed.
“I saw all of it,” he told Stein concerning the critical tweets. “It was hilarious.”
If his numbers through 30 games this season are any indication, Curry is using the cynics as motivation, averaging 29.9 points per game (third in NBA) and his Value over a Replacement Player (VORP) ranks second in the league behind Nikola Jokic.
So just know that if you're going to tag the two-time NBA MVP in some Twitter slander after he misses a few shots in a row early in a Warriors game, he might just take your words to heart and respond in kind once he gets back on the court.