Stephen Curry Once Reacted to Chris Paul Getting Him Thrown Out of Practice During NBA Playoffs: “Kick Me Off the Court Again Boy!”

Published 12/26/2021, 10:41 PM EST
Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


Stephen Curry comes under the scrutiny of his opponents even when he’s not playing an NBA game. Being one of the greatest shooters of all time, oppositions do whatever they can to stop him from getting hot and try to get in his way. One bizarre incident happened during the Western Conference Semi-Finals. Chris Paul thought he’s had enough of Stephen Curry in the Toyota Center.

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According to reports, in 2019, Chris Paul got Stephen Curry kicked out of Toyota Center during the NBA playoffs. This incident happened between this iconic duo during an epic Western Conference Semi-Finals series. Houston took the Warriors to a Game 6 when the odds were against them.

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They were coming off a season where they forced a game 7 in the Western Conference Finals against the same side. A lot of it was because Paul and Harden did everything it took to be an obstacle for the Warriors.

When Chris Paul got Stephen Curry thrown out of Toyota Center

During the 2018-19 NBA playoffs, the Rockets faced the Warriors in the Western Conference Semi-Finals. We primed the Rockets to take this victory as James Harden was coming off an MVP season. However, being down 3-2 at the end of Game 5, Chris Paul probably thought he had to affect Curry’s hot hand.

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So he got the security team to cancel a shooting practice Curry had on his schedule at the Toyota Center. Consequently, Curry was asked to leave the venue. Curry did not take it well and balled out in the absence of Kevin Durant. He dropped 33 points on the Rockets to send them home for the second season in a row. He even reacted to this during the celebrations of their Game 6 victory.

They recorded him shouting “Kick me off the court again, boy!” during a celebration with Draymond Green in the tunnel.

What did this mean for Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets?

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This was the second elimination in a row for Houston against the Warriors in the playoffs. Therefore, the Rockets front office dismantled the core of this roster. Subsequently, they traded Chris Paul to Oklahoma for Russell Westbrook. They even traded Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks for Robert Covington. Consequently, Mike D’Antoni transitioned into a complete small ball style of play for Houston.

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and guard David Nwaba look on during the first half of game two of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

They dismantled the only team that came close to stopping the Warriors super team from winning it all. Looking at the things the team was willing to do to stop the Warriors Super Team, they indeed tried everything to halt their progress.

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Indeed, this is a bizarre story. Let us know what you think about it.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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