Stephen Curry typically makes headlines for his outstanding play on the court, but this time his news is a bit disappointing for fans. Following the Warriors’ game 1 win over the Rockets, Curry has been fined $5,000 for an unnecessary flop during the game.
The Golden State Warriors have been the clear frontrunner to win the NBA championship after having their best record in franchise history. While they slipped up a bit following Stephen Curry’s MVP Award being given out, forcing his performance to suffer, they seem to be back on track now.
Curry continues to impress and ironically even drew the fine from a play that he made a 3 on. The NBA made the announcement on Wednesday, and while it may seem like a silly rule and fine, many players have had to pay the price for their dramatics over the years.
Stephen Curry may be the MVP, but everyone is at risk of paying the price for a silly mistake on occasion. The alleged fine-inducing play occurred with 3:07 to go in the 4th quarter when he fell to the floor after draining a 3, something that he does more often than just about anyone in the league.
He fell to the court when being defended by Rockets’ forward Terrence Jones. Maybe Jones was just a bit out of his element guarding the much smaller and far superior guard, Curry, and he wanted to expose him.
After winning game 1 with a score of 110-106 in a tightly contested battle, the Warriors will have their hands full with the Rockets in a highly anticipated match-up that should give everything the fans want.
Following the game, Stephen Curry’s daughter, Riley Curry, completely stole the show during his post-game interview. She was incredibly cute during his interview and even told her MVP-dad to be quiet at one point.
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will host the Houston Rockets for game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday at 9 p.m. EST.