Four years ago when Stephen Curry entered the NBA Draft, he was hopeful he’d fall to the New York Knicks who held the 8th selection in the 2009 NBA Draft. And he almost did, if not for the Golden State Warriors who held the 7th selection and drafted the Davidson product.
The Knicks, obviously disappointed, ended up drafting Jordan Hill, which didn’t exactly work out very well.
How the course of each franchise would have been altered is an unknown, but we do know one thing – Stephen Curry is happy the Knicks didn’t draft him after he longed for the orange and blue of New York.
Per Curry, via Will Leitch of Sports on Earth:
“No offense to New York, but I’m so, so happy I didn’t fall to them in the draft,” he says after I tell him I’m a Knicks fan. “No matter what they do with the new arena, they better not change the dynamics of the fanbase. If we have the same fans, in this new place … man, I’d want to play here forever. Wouldn’t you?”