Steph Curry was recently dropped in a group chat with his Golden State Warriors team.
Draymond Green joined the chat to congratulate Andrew Wiggins on his first All-Star selection, which is all the more impressive since that appearance will come as a kick-start. In his celebration, Green didn’t forget to thank Steph Curry for his All-Star pick.
On “The Draymond Green Show” on the YouTube channel “The Volume”, Green explained how the situation went downhill and why he forgot to thank his longtime friend and teammate.
“I just didn’t say, ‘Congratulations, Steph, on becoming an All-Star starter too.’ … I did it on purpose, but I didn’t do it on purpose in our group chat. “
Draymond Green forgot how to congratulate Steph Curry
Green explained that not directly congratulating Steph Curry was simply out of humor. But he admitted that he ignored Curry in the group chat. In his excitement for Wiggins’ first choice, Draymond explained that he simply ignored Steph and felt bad about doing it.
“I hit the group chat like, ‘Wiggs, congratulations, man. That’s incredible.’ … Others come in, ‘Wiggs, that’s dope. Congratulations,” Green said.
According to Green, it was not until the veteran Andre Iguodala joined the conversation that he remembered Curry. Green said he recalls Iguodala’s quote:
“Hey, Steph, congratulations. Don’t let these MFIs act like you’re not elite. That bastard is elite. Congratulations, Steph. ‘”
Green considers Iguoudala, who entered the NBA in 2005 and was once an All-Star, as a “senior politician” and a voice of reason. After Iguodala cleared the air, Green admitted that he felt bad for removing Curry in his comment. He explained that when he heard Iguodala, he returned to the conversation and said:
“Wow, my fault, (No.) 30. I’m really sorry, brother. Congratulations.”
Green added that he “felt really bad about it” and spent the rest of the day “apologizing over text.”
Curry was deliberately not overlooked. His team was only filled with excitement when Wiggins was picked for the first time. Draymond explains:
“We are all excited for Wiggs. It’s not that we’re not excited about Steph. We’re used to Steph being more of an All-Star starter, and we know it’s happening. ”
One can easily understand how Curry was overlooked. Having had seven All-Star picks, Curry is expected to become an All-Star. With such legendary greatness, he’s an obvious choice as an All-Star starter.
Curry is averaging 26.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists per game this season. He shoots 41.9%, which has a 3-point rate of 37.9%.
By contrast, Wiggins is averaging 18.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season.
Wiggins was the No 1 pick for the 2014 season and has been a solid player for his eight seasons. While not a bust, he never broke out as a star, despite the expectations that come with being a top pick.
With both Curry and Wiggins playing fantastically this season, Golden State (39-13) is comfortably sitting in second place at the Western Conference. They have the second most wins in the NBA, behind only the Phoenix Suns (41-9).
Needless to say, both Curry and Wiggins cooked. It’s no surprise that both were picked for ASG, especially since Steph made a tough confirmation for Wiggins earlier in the year.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr called Wiggins “one of the best two-way players in the league,” saying:
“Night after night, he gave us 18 or 20 points. He shoots 42% to 3. He’s guarding the hardest player on the pitch every night on the other end. He took on a very important defensive role for our team when Klay (Thompson) went out.”
Kerr won five NBA titles as a player (three with the Chicago Bulls, two with the San Antonio Spurs) and three as a coach of Golden State. For a legend like Kerr to make such a comment is a feat in itself.
Wiggins’ steady shooting and solid defense are reason enough to contest the All-Star.
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With Curry and Wiggins having such phenomenal seasons, it will be a reward for them to share the pitch during Wiggins’ first All-Star appearance.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/news-we-re-excited-wiggs-it-s-we-re-excited-steph-draymond-green-reveals-hilarious-story-forgetting-congratulate-steph-curry-all-star-selection?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “We’re all excited about Wiggs, it’s not like we’re not excited about Steph”