Warriors star Stephen Curry shows appreciation for Shaun Livingston
After Shaun Livingston announced his retirement, Stephen Curry made sure to show his appreciation for his former Golden State Warriors teammate.
On Instagram, Curry shared his parting message for Livingston, whom he called the “ultimate Warrior.” The two-time NBA MVP also thanked the 34-year-old guard for his contribution in building the Golden State dynasty that won three championships in the last five years.
Livingston spent 15 seasons in the NBA, the last five with the Warriors. He started his career with the Los Angeles Clippers before becoming a journeyman and finding himself playing for the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets (then Bobcats), Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets.
The Peoria, Illinois native is considered one of the most successful stories in the league. He suffered a devastating knee injury in 2007 that threatened to end his career, but he managed to return and ultimately win three rings with the Warriors in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
Livingston largely served as a backup for Curry during their dominant run in the past few years. Unfortunately, the Warriors had to waive him this offseason as they revamped their roster following the departure of Kevin Durant.
Livingston has career averages of 6.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists. While injuries prevented him from reaching his full potential, he still served as an inspiration to plenty of NBA players — including Curry.