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Months later, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry nixed Draymond Green-Ben Simmons trade

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Months later, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry nixed Draymond Green-Ben Simmons trade

 

Draymond Green for Ben Simmons? Not if Steph Curry has anything to say about it.

Speaking on “First Take” on Monday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith dropped a peculiar note: that a Draymond Green-for-Ben Simmons trade was broached once upon a time, and it was wholeheartedly rejected by Curry.

The proposed trade would have been an unmitigated disaster for the Golden State Warriors for a number of reasons.

For one, Draymond has been as invaluable as ever for Warriors during their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets – he’s providing his signature trash-talking swagger to go along with suffocating defense.


Secondly, Green is homegrown talent, a likely hall of famer, and one of the most beloved players in Warrior’s history. And thirdly, Ben Simmons hasn’t played basketball in a year. He’s now a member of the Brooklyn Nets after a midseason trade for James Harden, but he’s yet to actually set foot on a basketball court in a game for the Nets.

There were a number of false alarms that Simmons would make his season debut in Game 4 of the Nets’ first-round series against the Boston Celtics. Simmons says he’s still dealing with back soreness, and his camp has also cited ongoing mental health issues.

The Warriors seem to be doing fine without Simmons, as they currently hold a commanding 3-1 lead over the Nuggets. And in fairness, there is no indication that the Golden State brass ever seriously considered the Green-for-Simmons offer. As Stephen A. pointed out, it stretches the imagination to believe a Warriors team would be “stupid enough to do something like that.”

Which makes it all the more interesting that Smith dropped an obviously dead trade tumor tidbit months after the fact. Why now? What does he fully know about the situation? And what does he mean when he says Curry nixed the deal, especially if the Dubs weren’t very into the idea in the first place?

Draymond Green for Ben Simmons? Not if Steph Curry has anything to say about it.

Speaking on “First Take” on Monday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith dropped a peculiar note: that a Draymond Green-for-Ben Simmons trade was broached once upon a time, and it was wholeheartedly rejected by Curry.

The proposed trade would have been an unmitigated disaster for the Golden State Warriors for a number of reasons.

For one, Draymond has been as invaluable as ever for Warriors during their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets – he’s providing his signature trash-talking swagger to go along with suffocating defense.

Secondly, Green is homegrown talent, a likely hall of famer, and one of the most beloved players in Warrior’s history. And thirdly, Ben Simmons hasn’t played basketball in a year. He’s now a member of the Brooklyn Nets after a midseason trade for James Harden, but he’s yet to actually set foot on a basketball court in a game for the Nets.

There were a number of false alarms that Simmons would make his season debut in Game 4 of the Nets’ first-round series against the Boston Celtics. Simmons says he’s still dealing with back soreness, and his camp has also cited ongoing mental health issues.

The Warriors seem to be doing fine without Simmons, as they currently hold a commanding 3-1 lead over the Nuggets. And in fairness, there is no indication that the Golden State brass ever seriously considered the Green-for-Simmons offer. As Stephen A. pointed out, it stretches the imagination to believe a Warriors team would be “stupid enough to do something like that.”

Which makes it all the more interesting that Smith dropped an obviously dead trade tumor tidbit months after the fact. Why now? What does he fully know about the situation? And what does he mean when he says Curry nixed the deal, especially if the Dubs weren’t very into the idea in the first place?

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STEPH CURRY’S WIFE AYESHA WISHES NBA STAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY ‘Love You Beyond Measure’

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STEPH CURRY'S WIFE AYESHA WISHES NBA STAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY 'Love You Beyond Measure'

Ayesha Curry poured her heart out for her NBA superstar husband on his special day … sending Steph a super-romantic note on his birthday.

Steph turned the big 3-4 on Monday … and Ayesha was there to congratulate her husband on another year of life.

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“Happy birthday to the love of my life!,” Ayesha said on Instagram. “You bring our family so much joy and happiness. We love you beyond measure. The year ahead is bright and I can’t wait to watch you grow and thrive even more.”

“To my favorite person in the world, happy birthday @stephencurry30 ! 🥰🥰🥰.”

Steph and Ayesha first met when they were in high school. After years of dating, Steph proposed to Ayesha … and the two tied the knot in 2011. The power couple has been married for more than 10 years and now have three children together — Riley Elizabeth, 9, Ryan Carson, 6, and Canon W. Jack, 3.

Of course, Steph’s wife doesn’t mess around when it comes to their union — she recently denied rumors alleging they were in an open relationship … saying the claims are “ridiculous” and calling it disrespectful to her marriage to make such an insinuation.

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Ayesha is by far Steph’s biggest cheerleader — she was in the building at Madison Square Garden when Steph passed Ray Allen for the most 3-pointers made in NBA history.

It’s clear their love is going stronger than ever!!

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Hamilton splits with pop star girlfriend

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Hamilton splits with pop star girlfriend

Lewis Hamilton has split with his long-term girlfriend, according to British tabloid reports.

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Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes, Nicole Scherzinger, Singer in the Pussycat Dolls and girlfriend of Lewis Hamilton
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The news could explain the 2008 world champion’s uncharacteristically bad mood last weekend in Korea, where he vowed to begin to “redeem” himself after the worst period in terms of form and incidents in his career.

The Daily Mail says 26-year-old Hamilton’s split after four years with American pop singer Nicole Scherzinger, 33, is because of their “conflicting work schedules”.

Separate spokesmen for Hamilton and Scherzinger did not comment.

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But the news was also reported by the Daily Mirror and the Sun, with a source saying the pair have “agreed there’s no point as they never see each other”.

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Stephen Curry Responds To Ayesha Curry’s Question ‘What Could You Not Live Without For One Month’: “Sex, Coffee, Your Phone, Or Weed?”

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Steph Curry is one of the most popular players on the NBA stage and it has led to his wife Ayesha Curry finding herself in the spotlight at times as well. The two have enjoyed the limelight and have become one of the more well-known couples in the NBA.

Ayesha has previously come under fire for comments she has made regarding feeling to be wanted, but things have improved considerably since then. She even spoke about her body transformation and how she hopes it would inspire others to follow in her lead.

The couple recently went on HBO’s About Last Night show and we got some hilarious soundbites out of it too!

Ayesha Curry: “Babe what could you not live without for a month?”

Steph Curry: “Sex, for sure.”

Ayesha Curry: “Okay” (laughs)

When Ayesha asked her husband what he couldn’t live without for a month if he had to choose between sex, coffee, his phone, or weed, Steph answered without hesitation, sex, for sure.

Ayesha did not seem too surprised by the response which indicates that the couple seems to be on the right terms at the moment. From the outside looking in, it hasn’t always seemed that way, so it is good to see the couple having some fun on the set with each other. Also on the show were the likes of Draymond Green, who opted to avoid answering this question.

Draymond Green: “Damn that’s tough”

Curry and Draymond had some fun on the show but their eyes are now all set on getting back to the NBA Finals. The Warriors eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies to get to the Western Conference finals and will face the Dallas Mavericks, who stunned the top-seeded Phoenix Suns.

They are heavy favorites against the Mavs and not making it to the Finals this season would be a major surprise at this point. With their championship pedigree, you have to think another title is very much on the cards.

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“Am I cheating on Stephen Curry, or am I cheating on my children?”: When Ayesha Curry talked about how she felt like she was betraying her family with Jada

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“Am I cheating on Stephen Curry, or am I cheating on my children?”: When Ayesha Curry talked about how she felt like she was betraying her family with Jada

NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s wife Ayesha Curry once talked about how she felt like she was cheating on her family

Whenever people think of power couples in the NBA, there are a few names that have grown to represent that tag. We have Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union-Wade, LeBron James and Savannah James, and obviously, we have Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry.

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Steph and Ayesha met in a church youth group. They were 15 and 14 at that time. They reconnected when Ayesha was in LA, pursuing her acting career, and Steph was in Davidson. The duo got married in 2011, and have been together since.

Steph has established himself as a household name in the NBA world. He has achieved plenty in his NBA career and is going to keep adding to that. On the other hand, Ayesha is an actor, a celebrity chef, a published author, has her own restaurants, and runs her own business.

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Back in 2019, Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with the Curry ladies, and there, Ayesha revealed one of the biggest regrets of her work life.

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‘Astonished’ Lewis Hamilton made ‘urgent phone calls’ after FIA’s Michael Masi comments

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'Astonished' Lewis Hamilton made 'urgent phone calls' after FIA's Michael Masi comments

Lewis Hamilton was said to be left ‘astonished’ by reports that former FIA race director Michael Masi could return to a fresh role. The governing body’s president, Mohammed ben Sulayem, revealed last week that the door was open for Masi’s controversial comeback.

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An interview given by Ben Sulayem has apparently stunned Hamilton into making ‘urgent phone calls’. The Mercedes ace felt robbed of a world title last year after Masi made a contentious decision towards the culmination of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The Australian was sacked from his position as race director following the event. Hamilton was leading title rival Max Verstappen, only for a safety car to be deployed on the track.

Masi controversially allowed five lapped cars between Hamilton and Verstappen to unlap before the final lap was started. Verstappen, on fresher, softer tyres, overtook Hamilton to win the race and the world championship.

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Toto Wolff went public in his desire for Michael Masi to be sacked last year (Image: GETTY)

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The departure of Masi came after pressure from senior figures at Mercedes. However, Ben Sulayem told the Daily Mail last week: “Michael is there and we might use him. We are open to everything.”

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