Kevin Durant On First Seeing 10-Year-Old Stephen Curry : “I Thought He Was White”

08.20.14 3 years ago 26 Comments

Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant

NEW YORK — During the NBA 2K Uncensored event yesterday, moderator Ernie Johnson asked the four players in attendence, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and NBA 2K15 cover athlete, Kevin Durant, whether they could remember the first time they heard about one of the other players on stage. The story Durant told about the first time he met a 10-year-old Stephen Curry had the players and most of those in attendance holding their sides with laughter.

As part of the promotion leading up to the October 7 release of NBA 2K15, Ernie asked Harden, KD, Anthony Davis and Steph about various developments this summer, how often they play video games and what their goals were next season.

Towards the end of the informal question and answer session, Ernie asked the group, “When’s the first time one of these guys got on your radar?”

That’s when Durant started his story about first meeting Stephen Curry:

“I told Steph this,” Durant said. “I was about 10 years old and our AAU team drove down to Charlotte to play. There was this one — I thought he was white — but he was…”

That’s when Steph and most of the assorted media lost it.

“This yellow kid, right” KD continued over the chuckles, “Lets be be real now, right. Where I come from, those are light-skinned guys, and we’re all like me,” he said while gesturing to himself with a smile on his face.

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