Stephen Curry revealed Thursday why the Timberwolves may have passed on the guard in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Curry, 30, was a guest on The Bill Simmons Podcast on The Ringer and said the reason Timberwolves opted not to grab him may have had something to do with his love of golf.
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Simmons asked, via an UpRoxx transcription: “When you go to Minnesota, do you have a little something extra for them? Or do you not have any bitterness anymore?”
Curry responded with his own theory.
“My guy David Kahn. I don’t know where he’s at right now. I don’t know if that ever came out. There’s a story… Everyone knows how much I love golf and play it in my spare time or whatnot. I think the word on the street was that he didn’t draft me because Minnesota is cold and I wouldn’t be able to play as much golf so I’d be miserable.”
Simmons again asked if that was true where Curry replied with, “I hope it’s true because that’s hilarious.”