Steph Curry thinks the Timberwolves chose not to draft him because of his love for golf

Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

The Golden State Warriors' decision to draft Stephen Curry in 2009 will go down as their greatest decision in franchise history.

The 30-year-old will end his career as the best player to ever play for the Dubs as he's enjoyed incredible success with the team.

Curry has delivered three championships and is likely to win even more before he retires from the game as he's played a major role in creating the current dynasty in the Bay Area.

On an individual note, he secured back-to-back MVP awards and became the first player to win the honour unanimously.

Steph will go down as the best shooter of all time and we may never see another player like him again.


To this day, the Warriors are still thankful that the superstar fell to them with the seventh pick in the draft.

The teams that passed on him are surely still kicking themselves and none more so than the Minnesota Timberwolves.

They had two opportunities to take Curry as they went into the draft with the number five and six picks.

Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

Instead, they chose to take fellow point guards Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn.

It still remains one of the most curious decisions but the three-point marksman has shed some light on why he thinks the T-Wolves passed on him twice.

In a recent appearance on The Bill Simmons podcast, the five-time All-Star claimed that his love of golf may have played a part based on a story he heard.

"My guy David Kahn. I don't know where he's at right now. I don't know if that ever came out. There's a story... Everyone knows how much I love golf and play it in my spare time or whatnot," he said.

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"... I think the word on the street was that he [Kahn] didn't draft me because, in Minnesota, it's cold and I wouldn't be able to play as much golf, so I would have been miserable."

Curry admitted to Simmons that he didn't know if the story was actually true but said he hopes it is because he finds it funny.

"I hope it's true, because that's hilarious," Curry said. "That's hilarious."

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The rest, as they say, is history and it was the Warriors who had the last laugh.

In contrast, Minnesota has made just one playoff appearance since choosing not to select the sharpshooter and have been in mediocrity for several years.

Things could've worked out so differently for the Timberwolves and that mistake certainly cost Kahn as he hasn't been hired by another team since being fired in 2013.

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