Warriors GM Bob Myers reveals the moment he learned that Steph Curry was special

On June 25, 2009, exactly 11 years ago, the Warriors selected Steph Curry with the No. 7 overall pick in the NBA Draft.

And in commemoration of the Minnesota Timberwolves that picked Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn at No. 5 and No. 6 overall respectively, Thursday was “Steph Curry Appreciation Day” at 95.7 The Game.

Bob Myers joined the “Bonta, Steiny & Guru” show and was asked when he knew Steph was destined for stardom. The Warriors general manager revealed that his “aha moment” came during Game 2 of the confrontation in the Warriors Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs in 2013.

“He came off a screen at the top and took a three-point shot with one foot, in the middle of the court,” Myers explained. “I looked at Travis (Schlenk), our assistant general manager at the time, and said, ‘Did I just shoot you with one foot?’ It seemed so natural. I said, ‘This guy is a different man.’

“That is very unusual and the way he did it. There is a difference between being cool and transcendent. There are a lot of great players in the NBA, but then there are those like Steph who go beyond that category.”

In case you forgot what that photo looked like, here you are:

Curry had 22 points and four assists that night, and the Warriors won 100-91 to equal the series in one game apiece.

Myers also recognized how lucky he was to inherit a franchise-altering talent like Steph.

“You have a responsibility because when you’re gifted with someone like that, all you can do is say, ‘Let’s try to give this guy a chance to win a championship,'” the two-time NBA Executive of the Year said. “You are not so lucky very often.”

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Misson managed, as the Warriors advanced to five consecutive NBA Finals from 2015 to 2019 and won three titles.

And now the goal is to reload and give the two-time NBA MVP a chance to capture a fourth Larry O’Brien Trophy.

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