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Steph Curry uses shoes to thank 30 people for his 10 years in Oakland

Steph Curry uses shoes to thank 30 people for his 10 years in Oakland

The Warriors are leaving Oakland for San Francisco next season, but The Town will always have a special place in Steph Curry's heart. 

From being drafted by Golden State with the No. 7 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, to winning multiple championships and NBA MVP awards, Curry has become Oakland's adopted son. In return, the Warriors' superstar made sure those who have played a special role in his 10 years in Oakland know how much they mean to him. 

Curry gifted 30 handpicked people a pair of black-and-yellow Under Armour Curry 6 with "Oakland" across the shoes. 

“It seems like everything we’ve put out this year, like ‘The Town’ colorways, has been a part of my story or something about Oakland,” Curry told The Undefeated's Marc Spears. “It has the city of Oakland’s name across it. I was hoping for something iconic that could capture a moment as we wind down our last days at Oracle.”

Here's a look at the shoe, which Curry plans to wear at some point during the NBA Finals against the Raptors as the series shifts back to Oakland. 


(Photo via Under Armour)

Curry is giving the shoes to an eclectic group of people. Names range from Warriors co-owners Peter Guber and Joe Lacob to his dog sitter Jas Leverette and barber Yusef Wright.

“A lot has been talked about the move,” Curry said. “This is a small opportunity for me and [Under Armour] to highlight those influential people in my life who have taught me about the city and what it means to be from there, have pride and celebrate the history we had here.

"We’ve [the Warriors] been here for 47 years, so obviously my 10 years there is all I’ve known. It’s pretty dope.”

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Curry and the Warriors are moving across the Bay, but it couldn't be more clear how big of a role Oakland has played in his life.

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Warriors GM Bob Myers discusses high school Hall of Fame induction

Believe it or not, Warriors general manager Bob Myers was once the worst player on his basketball team. That was at UCLA, but in his defense, he was one of the stand-outs in high school.

He was a star for the Monte Vista Mustangs and was recently part of the first Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Before the dinner honoring the group of inductees, he told his kids that he was being honored for being a good player, and they poked fun at him as they were confused about him being referred to as a talented athlete.

"But I'm in man, I got in -- they can't take it away," Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. 

His former school honored him with a plaque that he's sporting on his dashboard. He also got a license plate frame.

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Fitzgerald said he will be calling Myers "Hall of Famer" for the rest of the year.

Suppose that means it was worth it.

Warriors GM Bob Myers breaks down what Marquese Chriss brings to team

Warriors GM Bob Myers breaks down what Marquese Chriss brings to team

Marquese Chriss hasn't wasted any time adjusting to the Warriors after being acquired in October.

"He's done a nice job, he's played in the five -- I don't think he's played a ton of five, screen-setting, just the littlest things," general manager Bob Myers told NBC Sports Bay Area's Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike during Friday's Warriors-Lakers telecast. "Changing his angle on the screens, he's learned to play off these guys."

"Sometimes you need a bit of a wakeup call to just start doing the little things."

The little things the big man has been working on stretch beyond his playing ability. Young Chriss, at just 22 years old, has already been on four teams in three years if you include the Dubs.

When he was brought in, he was viewed as someone to not only make an impact now but down the line.

The team hadn't had a high draft pick in several years and to get someone of his age and caliber is the perfect addition to the roster as Kerr explained after acquiring Chriss

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Chriss looks forward to making a comeback after being plagued with a history of injuries. And the Warriors appear to be happy with the gamble they took. But time will tell.