Steph Curry has called himself the “Petty King” ahead of Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals. Despite winning his fourth championship and first NBA Finals MVP, Curry was described as “one dimensional” by Kevin Durant’s former teammate. Well, the “Petty King” has responded and it was hilarious.
Meanwhile, Kyle Lowry revealed that he tried to bring back Vince Carter to the Toronto Raptors before his retirement. Lowry spent the majority of his career in Toronto, while Carter is considered a Raptors legend. Even though Carter left Toronto on a sour note, the fanbase has since forgiven him.
Here is the latest NBA news roundup for Aug. 6 brought to you by Sportskeeda.
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Steph Curry responds to Mike James’ ‘one-dimensional’ comments
The “Petty King” clapped back at James during a recent news conference, per NBC Sports. A reporter asked Curry about the possibility of facing kids at his annual camp. The four-time champ had a hilarious response:
“Oh, it’s all bad for them,” Curry said. “All bad for them, even as one-dimensional as I am.”
Curry tried to be serious, but he eventually burst out in laughter, saying:
“I’m sorry, I’m petty. I’m so petty. Keep it going, I like that one a lot.”