Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry laughs along with NBA reporter Marcus Thompson II when his phone rings during NBA Finals press conference.
As a beat reporter, building a rapport with a team is essential, and The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II has gone above and beyond in that regard.
But that also meant that when Thompson II’s phone started going off during a Warriors press conference, Steph Curry decided to have fun with Thompson II.
“Marcus Thompson, unbelievable, I’m calling you out,” Curry said with a smile. “It’s like when you in church and the pastor’s giving a sermon, and you over there with your phone…” Curry trailed off and smiled at Thompson II.
“I’d like to begin by repenting for my press conference sins,” Thompson II replied, causing Curry to crack up for a full ten seconds.
Thompson II began asking Curry whether or not the Celtics’ storied NBA history factors into his preparation during this series when his phone started to ring again.
“It’s my daughter, she needs to stop,” Thompson II explained, apologizing again.
“Don’t blame it on the kid!” Curry joked in response.
Steph Curry jokes around with Warriors reporter about press conference phone calls
Thompson II was still laughing about the incident on Twitter later, joking that the Tile App definitely works… especially in the middle of quiet press conferences.
Now that Thompson II mentioned it in his tweet, it’s hard not to imagine the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” theme music playing over this moment, but it also shows the incredible connection Thompson II has built with his hometown team.