Stephen Curry’s rookie nickname, revealed by Anthony Morrow
Steph and Morrow developed a great friendship and the two stars reconnected on the latest episode of “The Life Podcast,” which is co-hosted by Morrow and Justin Jack.
During the fun episode, Morrow revealed that he had an interesting nickname for the Warriors sharpshooter in 2009-10, via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area:
“I had a nickname for Steph when we were with the Warriors — his nickname was ‘Middle School Shawty,'” Anthony Morrow said about Stephen Curry.
“He played carefree like he was in middle school, but it was effective. And he turned into one of the GOATs, man.”
Curry averaged 17.5 points and 5.9 assists per game for the Warriors during his rookie season. No one thought Steph was going to turn into one of the best point guards in NBA history and the top shooter of all time.
However, it couldn’t have happened to a better person. Curry had to overcome a lot of obstacles to get to where he is now, including multiple ankle injuries that threatened his career.
Curry has career averages of 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists with the Warriors. He has won three championships, two regular-season MVPs and made six All-Star teams.
The 32-year-old star has already established himself as the greatest shooter in NBA history. He will eventually pass Hall of Famer Ray Allen on the all-time 3-pointers list.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended, Curry and the Warriors had the worst record in the NBA. The former Davidson star only played in five games in the campaign due to a broken left hand he suffered in the fourth game of the season.