Stephen Curry is coming off his fourth NBA championship in eight years.
Along the way, he also just captured his first ever NBA Finals MVP.
Even if he were to retire now, Curry is arguably a top-10 player of all time. But his path to greatness wasn’t always apparent.
At the beginning of his career, the former Davidson standout was frequently injured and nobody really wanted to pay him big money because of it. One person who saw the potential, however, was Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
During a recent podcast appearance, rapper Killer Mike revealed what Bryant once told him about Curry.
“Man there’s this kid in Golden State, Steph Curry… He the one, all he gotta do is stay healthy.”
Kobe was showing love to Steph before he put the league on notice.
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“Who I gotta watch? He said to me ‘there’s this kid I’ve been watching. He real small and thin but if he can stay healthy’… As I’m processing that, he said ‘there is this kid in Golden State, Steph Curry. I tell you, he’s the one, all he gotta do is stay healthy.’ That day, I started watching Steph and he hasn’t disappointed since.”
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Bryant always called it how he saw it.
And he was right a lot more than he was wrong.
This was just another example of that.