Any type of material that involves the personal life of a player can spark up more fuel to a rivalry. One of the Houston Rockets new rivals, the Golden State Warriors, developed some tension last season when the Rockets tied an NBA record with 23 made 3-pointers in a blowout win. But as the Rockets went for the record 24th make, Warriors forward Draymond Green slapped Patrick Beverley as he was setting up to shoot a 3-pointer from the corner, and the bad blood began between the 2 teams.
Green spoke about the Warriors dislike for the Rockets this summer when he stated the following to the Detroit Free Press:
“It is what it is now, they(Rockets) hate me. I dislike them.”
That was just the type of spark that the Rockets and their fans needed to circle Dec. 6 on their calenders when the Warriors come to Toyota Center. But this time, Rockets fans may have material of their own to show their genuine dislike for the Warriors.
In a recent interview with ESPN radio, guard Stephen Curry stated that he still gets ID’ed for, check this: not for going to a bar, not for trying to buy alcohol, but to go to an R-rated movie. Yes, an R-rated movie.
“I guess the most embarrassing one is trying to get into an R-Rated movie. That’s the worst…That happened in the last six months…I’ve got to work on my facial hair game.”
Curry did also add that he does get ID’ed when trying to get into a club.
“I’d say percentage-wise, like 95 percent of the time…You gotta have that ID on hand.”
Curry’s nickname is appropriately the ‘baby-faced assassin’, but even that isn’t enough to distinguish him from a 17-year old teenager. I’m sure Rockets fans will be able to come up with many creative signs to continue to spark this rivalry.
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