Though he may play professional basketball in California, Stephen Curry’s heart forever remains in North Carolina. The star guard for the Golden State Warriors, who are off to a 15-2 start this season after blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, is undoubtedly the biggest superfan of the Carolina Panthers, as he wears his own custom No. 30 jersey, and he even beat the giant “Keep Pounding” drum before Cam Newton and co. lost to the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl 50.
Alas, Curry stopped pounding on Sunday, as his beloved Panthers dropped to 4-7 in an exciting but ultimately heartbreaking 32-35 loss to the 9-2 Oakland Raiders. As ESPN’s Marc Spears shared on Twitter, Curry lost a bet and had to swap his custom Carolina jersey for Derek Carr’s black and silver No. 4. As any sports fan knows, there is no greater shame in this world than wearing the other team’s jersey, if even for the 10 seconds required to take a photo. Curry is basically an NFL rōnin now, forced to wander this Earth alone and shamed.
But at least he has a good sense of humor about his team’s demise…
And at least he owns up to his bets.
Even better, after the game, Khalil Mack told the media that Carr channeled Kobe Bryant and had “that Mamba look in his eyes.” When Carr was asked if he was cool with his teammate praising Bryant in a state now run by Curry and the Warriors, the emerging ELITE QB replied, “Absolutely. He’s a Panthers fan.” Stay tuned for a complete rundown of fake news outlets using this to run “Steph Curry to the Hornets?” headlines.