Bob Myers says he cried when he told Stephen Curry he was leaving Golden State Warriors

Jesse Cinquini
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Former Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers alleges that he was very emotional when he made Warriors star Stephen Curry aware of his decision to step away from the franchise.

“When I decided I was leaving, I went to see him for dinner,” Myers said regarding Curry. “I cried when I told him I was done, mostly because I felt like I wasn’t gonna get to see him every day, not because I’m giving up a chance to win another champ — none of that. It was more like this person’s not gonna be in my life as much as they used to be.

“And I’m making that — I’m doing this to myself. Because he’s such a — such a good person, such a good light. He’s a light that I got to show up and be around. I mean this guy was — when I was trying to rehab my — he was, I don’t know. It’s tough, I do miss him. I miss the guy, and I miss — I wish, he’s a genuine article. I mean, people that think he’s like that for the cameras or people, ‘He’s not really that nice a guy.’ That’s crap — he is, man.”

During Myers’ time as an executive with the Warriors, he saw the franchise reach six NBA Finals and win four titles in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022.

The first and last title teams that Myers was part of with the Warriors were led by Curry. In the 2015 NBA Finals, the point guard averaged a team-high 26.0 points per game to go along with 6.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds per contest in a series the Warriors went on to win in six games.

Granted, the Warriors were dealt a lucky hand in that series, as arguably two of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three best players in Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were dealing with injuries at the time. Love sat out the entirety of the NBA Finals, while Irving appeared in just one game.

Fast forward to the 2022 NBA Finals, and Curry had arguably the best playoff series of his NBA career against a Boston Celtics squad that was led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. He scored 31.2 points per game, while no other player on the Warriors averaged more than 18.3 points per contest.

Curry’s defining performance of the 2022 championship series came in Game 4, when the guard willed his team to a victory in order to tie the series up at two games apiece. The 36-year-old dropped 43 points on 7-of-14 shooting from deep in a game the Warriors won by a score of 107-97.

After winning a pivotal Game 4 in Boston, the Warriors had all of the momentum and proceeded to win the next two games of the series to secure the 2022 title, which marked the fourth ring of Curry’s NBA career.

It seemingly was difficult for Myers to say goodbye to a Warriors team that he enjoyed vast amounts of success with as a general manager. But at least Myers created plenty of great memories that he can look back on.

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Jesse is an aspiring sports journalist that has previously worked as a staff writer at SB Nation’s CelticsBlog and The Knicks Wall.