STEPHEN Curry is the latest celebrity to fall victim to a death rumor on the internet.
Fans wondered whether or not the NBA star is alive and well as the league’s post-season in Florida continues to heat up in the Orlando Bubble.
Here’s more on the NBA player and why the internet thinks he’s dead.
Who is Stephen Curry?
Wardell Stephen Curry is a point guard for the Golden State Warriors who was born on March 14, 1988.
The 32-year-old professional athlete was drafted by the California team in 2009 – since then, he’s become a six-time NBA All-Star and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player twice.
He’s also won three NBA championships the Warriors.
Curry is also the son of former NBA player Dell Curry, who suited up for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors during his 16-year professional career.
His younger brother, Seth Curry, is also a professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the Dallas Mavericks.
Why do basketball fans think Stephen Curry is dead?
Fans probably think Curry is dead because of his notable absence in the 2020 NBA playoffs.
For the first time in eight years, the Warriors were officially eliminated from playoff contention by the Los Angeles Clippers on March 11.
Curry opened up to the New York Times in August about having “major FOMO,” a popular acronym for the “fear of missing out,” while spending his summer outside the NBA Bubble.
“Obviously I was happy to see basketball back on TV, but that first week I had major FOMO,” he said.
“Once you see Bron and Kawhi and P.G. go at it, and you remember how much fun it is to play in those types of games and that kind of level, you miss it badly,”
What did Donald Trump say about Stephen Curry?
Following the Warriors’ 2017 NBA Finals win, President Donald Trump rescinded the team’s invitation to the White House after Curry made it clear he didn’t plan to take the trip to Washington DC.
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump said.
“Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
The popular tradition is extended to championship-winning teams once their seasons end.
It’s unclear whether Trump rescinded only Curry’s invitation or the team’s, but the Warriors announced their decision to forego the meeting with Trump hours after the president’s comment.
The National Basketball Players Association defended the team’s decision, saying: “The celebration of free expression – not condemnation– is what truly makes America great.”
What is Stephen Curry’s net worth?
Forbes pegged the NBA icon’s net worth at $79.8million in 2019.
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