- Ian Begley, ESPN New York Writer
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Not that they had any reason to, but Knicks fans shouldn't expect Stephen Curry to be in an orange and blue uniform anytime soon.
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Here's what Curry told SportsOnEarth's Will Leitch when Leitch mentioned to Curry that he was a Knicks fan:
"No offense to New York, but I'm so, so happy I didn't fall to them in the draft."
Curry didn't mean it as a shot at the Knicks. In the context of the story (a nice profile of Curry), he said it to illustrate his affection for Golden State.
Leading up to the 2009 draft, Curry expressed a desire to play for the Knicks.
New York badly wanted to select him, according to reports at the time. But Golden State took Curry with the seventh pick, right before the Knicks drafted Jordan Hill at eight.
Hill ended up being a bust in New York. He was used in a three-team deal for Tracy McGrady in 2010 that put the Knicks more than $30 million below the salary cap in their chase for LeBron James. They whiffed on James and ended up with Amar'e Stoudemire.
Curry, meanwhile, has emerged as the face of the Warriors franchise. So it makes sense for Curry to have no regrets about being selected by Golden State. Some Knicks fans, on the other hand, probably still regret losing out on Curry in '09.
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