Stephen Curry’s Weird Obssession With a $180,000 Ape Picture

Published 08/29/2021, 11:11 AM EDT
May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles after shooting a basket over Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Stephen Curry is arguably one of the best guards in the NBA. Shooting the ball at will, Curry is at the top of his game and can easily terrorize any opposition’s defenses. While Steph blasts his opponents with his offensive barrage, he is often one of the most entertaining players on a basketball court.

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Not only is he impresses with his incredible play, his playful nature makes him a fan favorite. But the Warriors’ talisman is pretty active off the court as well. Investing in innovative ventures, the Warriors’ guard often takes chances on rather unconventional and unique ideas.

NBA Player Steph Curry speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 at Pier 48 on September 13, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

From products like Tonal which is a one stop fitness machine to investing in an e-sports company like TSM, the Warriors’ guard stays a step or two ahead of his contemporaries.

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Stephen Curry invests a whooping $180,000 on an Ape picture

NFTs have been all the rage across the internet right now. A type of cryptocurrency, these NFTs can generally take form of different art forms and certainly hold a significant value.

While other players have invested their money in more conventional companies, Curry has stood out of the pack. Recently, Stephen Curry recently invested in an NFT and joined the trending Bored Ape Yacht Club.

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The 2-time MVP reportedly spent 55 Ethereum accounting for a mind-boggling $180,000 for one of their NFTs. Curry even changed his profile picture and his bio as the display picture now featured an ape. This is certainly a bold step by the 33-year-old.

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The prices of the Bored Ape Yatch Club is on a rise and Curry’s investment might end up earning him a fortune in the near future. NFTs are certainly not an alien concept in the NBA community.

With the introduction of NBA Hotshots, fans and fanatics could own special highlights from their favorite players. With this latest buy by Curry one thing is clear, NFts are here to stay.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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