Former NBA player Nick Young gave Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry a little ribbing after the two-time MVP missed a crucial shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Via Twitter, Young criticized his former teammate after clunking what could’ve been the game-winning shot, especially since it was a five-footer.
We gonna let Stephen slide with that turn around miss for game lol
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) March 4, 2021
Fans quickly pounced on Young, reminding him that he got his only NBA ring with the help of Curry.
Yep, didn't he let you slide to a ring.
— Angel (@angelnext2u) March 4, 2021
Didn’t Steph get you a ring
— __Deejay (@it_deejay) March 4, 2021
Aren't you out of the league? Hope you enjoy the ring that Steph provided for you
— Sean Weller (@weller_sean) March 4, 2021
Of course, one fan reminded Young of his epic no-look shot fail when he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Yup ! 😂 pic.twitter.com/aU2MO5Msjk
— Jabarri (@DatBarberDude) March 4, 2021
Does Young have ill feelings towards Curry? Or was he just trying to provoke Warriors fans? Whatever the case may be, Young got slammed for his remark. It didn’t help that he actually played for Dub Nation and got a ring.
Curry’s miss gave Damian Lillard the opportunity to hit another game-winning three-pointer as the Trail Blazers clipped the Warriors, 108-106. In a losing effort, Curry finished with a team-high 35 points on top of five rebounds and seven assists.
The loss marked the Warriors’ second consecutive defeat. They’re now 5-5 over the last 10 games and sport a 19-17 win-loss record heading into the All-Star break. It’s been a tough year for a team that once ruled the NBA just a few years back. Yes, the Warriors are still performing well, but fans just got used to Curry and company dominating their foes on a nightly basis.
It’s a matter of wait-and-see if Stephen Curry and the Warriors can bring back the glory days. And maybe Nick Young won’t be trolling anymore.