Steph thanks Warriors fan for finding lost free throw trophy originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Steph Curry has collected enough hardware across his 14-year NBA career to fill any trophy case, but one award apparently escaped the superstar's grasp.
Warriors fan Ryan Channels, who describes himself as a "Stephen Curry super collector" in his Twitter bio, tracked down Curry's 2017-18 NBA free-throw percentage champion trophy through a trading card deal. He recently was able to get the trophy back into Curry's hands.
"Appreciate the help getting the hardware back," Curry responded Thursday on Twitter.
Curry, a career 90.9 percent shooter from the charity stripe, has led the NBA in free-throw percentage four times, in 2010-11, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2017-18. He nearly won it again last season with a 91.9 clip but finished second behind Golden State teammate Jordan Poole, who edged Curry by 0.6 percent.
Curry gifted Poole a similar-looking trophy for winning the free-throw title before a preseason game this fall.
It's not clear how or when Curry misplaced the 2017-18 free-throw champion trophy, or how exactly Channels discovered it, but the four-time NBA champion appears grateful to have it back in his possession.
We'd imagine it's now sitting right next to Curry's shiny 2022 NBA Finals MVP trophy.