Poole understands not receiving a Steph 3-point-record Rolex originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Sometimes the best gift of all is to simply witness the greatness that is Steph Curry.
When the Warriors superstar broke Ray Allen’s all-time NBA 3-point record Dec. 14 at Madison Square Garden, third-year pro Jordan Poole couldn’t help but be a fan at that moment.
Andrew Wiggins was credited with the assist on the record-breaking triple, so he’ll forever be a part of the historic moment. Poole, on the other hand, was content with just watching Steph make history.
“I wasn’t tripping at all,” the Warriors guard told Grant Liffmann on the latest episode of the Dubs Talk podcast. “I just wanted to see the shot. As long as I saw the shot go in, I’m good. I was on the court. I had a jersey on. I shook his hand, gave him a hug, I’m good.
“Wiggs could have that assist. We talked about it — Wiggs could have that assist. They don’t come often, so whenever Wiggs pass it, I’m OK, we’re OK.”
After the game, Curry was seen gifting longtime teammates Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and (eventually) Klay Thompson Rolex watches as a thank you for all the years of hard work alongside him.
Poole, having played with Curry for just two-plus years, wasn’t one of the few who received a watch — and understandably so. This was a special moment for Curry and the teammates who’ve been at his side the longest, and the 22-year-old understood that.
“The people that he gave the Rolex to are the people who deserve the Rolex,” Poole said. “If I was out there dishing that to him, I would say something, but I wasn’t. Good for them. Andre just better not leave his Rolex, cause I’ll put it in the bag. I’ll take it in the bag and carry it for him.”
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Hopefully, for Poole, Curry and the Warriors’ sake, Steph continues to break records, so another round of Rolex watches could be handed out to some of the younger players next time.
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