On the night of November 11, 2009, Steph Curry was just a skinny, unproven rookie.
That evening, following a 108-94 Warriors loss to the Indiana Pacers that moved the Dubs’ record to 2-5, Curry sent out this iconic tweet:
To put things in perspective: Curry had just finished the seventh game of his NBA career, the iPhone 3GS was the newest model on the market and Twitter was still in its infancy as a text-only app.
Jump to Monday night, when Curry surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with a dazzling 53-point performance in a 116-107 win over the Denver Nuggets.
After the game on "Warriors Postgame Live," NBC Sports Bay Area’s Bonta Hill asked Curry to reflect on his tweet more than 11 years later.
“My wife, Ayesha, she’s taught me a lot since ‘04 when we got together,” Curry said. “One of those is: You have to manifest your own reality. Sometimes you have to speak it into existence.
“I might not have known what I was talking about at the time, but the confidence and the fact that it’s ‘we,’ it’s ‘us’ what we were able to accomplish. I love to buy into that and help lead that.”
Let’s take stock of what Curry has done over the past few years.
He has racked up 17,818 points, won three rings, two NBA MVPs, been named to the All-Star team seven times, named an All-NBA selection six times, and won a scoring title. Curry has been the central figure in the rise of Dub Nation during his 12 seasons, helping the franchise’s value grow from $450 million to $4.7 billion since Joe Lacob and Peter Guber bought the team in 2010.
And to think people used to doubt Curry and his gimpy ankle during his early years.
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From Oracle Arena to Chase Center, Curry has been able to put the team on his back since he sent out his infamous tweet, which always seemed to resurface during the Dubs’ title runs.
“I had no idea what the hell I was talking about,” Curry said. “But I’m glad some good things have happened the last several years.”