Video: Steph Curry Explains Why He Wanted To Be A NY Knick

New York Knicks fans have spent years bemoaning the fact that they just missed out on Stephen Curry. The 2009 Draft was held in NYC, and 21-year-old Steph came into Madison Square Garden that night firmly wanting to be drafted by the Knicks. 

As it turns out, the Golden State Warriors drafted one spot ahead of the Knicks, and took Curry with the 7th pick. The rest, as they say, is history. Steph, however, explained his fascination with the Knicks in a new interview with GQ. 

"I absolutely was wanting to go to the Knicks," said Curry. "The Draft was in New York. It was my dad's birthday, June 25th, 2009. I had a lot of conversations with the GM of New York at the time, who said if I was on the board they'd pick me. So there was a lot of hype. Being in New York, I thought I was gonna be a Knick."

Turns out Curry was off the board, by one measly spot. Looking back, is Steph upset about the way turned out? Um, not so much. 

"They always say 'careful what you wish for'; Everything happened the way it was supposed to be, so I'm a Warrior."

And as a Warrior, he practically reinvented the NBA, becoming the greatest 3-point shooter of all-time, while leading Golden State to five consecutive Finals appearances, and three titles. 

The Knicks? They got to pick Jordan Hill with the No. 8 pick. The Knicks traded him during his rookie season; he averaged 7.9 points in an eight-year career. He's been out of the NBA since 2017. 

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