Stephen Curry Sounds Off on 19-Year-Old 7 ft. NBA Star’s Future Who Embarrassed Him on Court

Published 07/08/2022, 3:17 PM EDT
Jun 2, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts during warm ups before game one of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry has reserved huge compliments for Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren. The latter, who was drafted No. 2 by Thunder, had played in Curry’s Under Armour Camp. The Warriors’ point guard called him “super talented” who is “blessed with physical abilities”. “He had that competitive streak and that work ethic,” says Curry.

He continues, “I have seen a lot of talent come through that All American Camp that I have with Under Armour Curry Brand. There’s pretty good representation in the league now. Some of those kids have cone through.

Curry cited his teammate James Wiseman as an example who was there a year before Chet. “Talent is on the rise on the league. Chet being one of them. I will be excited to see those guys come into their own and figure how to be successful in the league,” he added.

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His advice to the young ones was to keep working after they made it. According to him, they have to grind so that they can last and become great. Curry was excited to see those experiences again, but not at their expense, obviously. But he warned the 7ft rookie that he will score a floater despite his eight-foot wingspan.

This warning does come hollow seeing what Chet did to Curry a few years ago.

Chet Holmgren dunked on Stephen Curry in 2019

Holmgren has recently stated that playing with Stephen Curry was the turning point in his life. Curry saw the rookie play first hand in 2019 in the S30 Training Camp. The 20-year-old Gonzaga alum impressed the Warriors’ main man with his on-court performance.

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There were two very impressive things he did- He blocked Curry’s shot off the glass and the rookie hit the star’s own move against him. Holmgren surprised the NBA star with the double behind-the-back and then ruthlessly dunked on him.

This exposure proved beneficial for him; he was already touted as a future superstar. Now, he has the tools to do the same, and it all started with “embarrassing” Stephen Curry.

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What did you think of Chet Holmgren? Is he the future? Let us know below in the comments section.

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Aditya Kar

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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.

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