The worst on-court altercation of Stephen Curry’s career
Two-time Most Valuable Player winner Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has a reputation of being a God-fearing, mild-mannered individual. Nevertheless, the competitive nature of the sport has resulted in his fair share of on-court altercations.
As pointed out by a Redditor that goes by the username u/BearsNecessity, it was on one eventful night in 2013 that Curry took part in what’s arguably the nastiest physical altercation of his career.
The Warriors were up against Paul George, Lance Stephenson, Roy Hibbert, and the rest of the Indiana Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. It had been a chippy contest throughout and tempers escalated towards the mid-point of the final quarter.
It was David Lee and Hibbert who first got into it after some excessive physicality from both parties on a rebound play. After a shoving match ensued, Curry rushed to Hibbert to try and restrain the big man.
Unfortunately for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Curry, he was no match to the 7-foot-2, 270-pound Hibbert, as the Warriors guard ended up being thrown down to the floor on multiple occasions.
Thankfully, the officials were quick to de-escalate the situation. All players were ordered to return to their respective benches, and the Pacers eventually secured the home victory. As expected, several suspensions and fines were issued thereafter.
Sadly, Curry’s most significant on-court altercation ended up in him being hurled helplessly to the ground. The three-time NBA champion should probably just stick to what he does best — putting the ball in the hoop.