Warriors GM Bob Myers reveals moment he knew Steph Curry was special

Drew Shiller
NBC Sports BayArea

On June 25, 2009 -- exactly 11 years ago -- the Warriors selected Steph Curry with the No. 7 overall pick in the NBA draft.

And in commemoration of the Minnesota Timberwolves picking Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn at No. 5 and No. 6 overall respectively, Thursday was "Steph Curry Appreciation Day" at 95.7 The Game.

Bob Myers joined the "Bonta, Steiny & Guru" show and was asked when he knew Steph was destined for superstardom. The Warriors' general manager revealed his "aha moment" came during Game 2 of the 2013 Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs.

"He came off a screen at the top and he took a one-footed 3-point shot -- in the halfcourt," Myers explained. "I looked at Travis (Schlenk) -- our assistant GM at the time -- and said, 'Did he just shoot that off one foot?' It looked so natural. I said, 'This guy is different, man.'

"That is so unusual and the way he did it. There's a difference between being great and transcendent. There are a lot of great players in the NBA, but then there's the ones like Steph that go beyond that category."

In case you forgot what that shot looked like, here you are:

Curry registered 22 points and four assists that night, and the Warriors won 100-91 to even the series at one game apiece.

Myers also acknowledged how lucky he was to inherit a franchise-altering talent like Steph.

"You have a responsibility because when you're gifted with somebody like that, all you can do is say, 'Let's try to give this guy a chance to win a championship,' " the two-time NBA Executive of the Year said. "You don't get that lucky very often."

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Misson accomplished, as the Warriors advanced to five straight NBA Finals from 2015 to 2019 and won three titles.

And now the objective is to reload and give the two-time NBA MVP a chance to capture a fourth Larry O'Brien Trophy.

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