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What Stephen Curry told Giannis Antetokounmpo after Wednesday’s game

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry made some waves across social media in the past 24 hours after a brief post-game conversation with Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo went viral.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the message he sent to Antetokounmpo was far from tampering.

Lip readers across Twitter and other social media platforms came to the conclusion that Curry said: “Let’s do this. C’mon man” — which was taken as potential encouragement to join the Warriors in his looming 2021 free agency. Yet Haynes explained Curry was merely giving him his gamertag to team up for an online video game known as PUBG (pronounced as Pub-G) or PlayerUnknown’s Battleground.

“Come see me on this game,” Curry told Antetokounmpo after the Warriors lost a sixth straight game after falling 107-98 to the Bucks. “We can team up and do some damage. Let’s do it. C’mon.”

Curry might be doing some gaming now that he’s out of action, even if he’s set to be re-evaluated by Feb. 1. PUBG is a game similar to Fortnite, but less colorful — in efforts to create a more realistic approach.

The Warriors star could be at risk for a tampering fine if he is caught having talks with a player under contract, now that league rules are sturdier. Thought it’s likely that if any talks of that sort are happening, they are under more secure channels than a nationally-televised game with over 50 cameras capturing the action.

This by no means dissuades the Warriors’ interest in Antetokounmpo, but Curry isn’t pulling the big moves just yet. He did autograph a Curry jersey Antetokounmpo had in his locker room, for what it’s worth — a sign of the mutual respect both of these players have for one another.