Uproxx- "The Suns believed they had negotiated a deal for Golden State’s No. 7 pick and players in exchange for Amar’e Stoudemire. Their draft room exploded in cheers when Minnesota inexplicably went for point guards Ricky Rubio and Johnny Flynn with the Nos. 5 and 6 picks.
As it turned out, Golden State nixed the deal once Curry fell to that spot.
“We told Minnesota that Steph didn’t want to go there,” said Dell Curry, the ex-NBA standout who is Stephen’s father and a Hornets television color commentator. “We had no idea that they had agreed to a trade. Obviously, they couldn’t put that out. I remember (then-Suns general manager and now Curry’s Golden State coach) Steve Kerr calling me (the following morning) and saying, ‘Don’t go to the press conference. We have a trade that they reneged on.’ I’m like, ‘That’s between you guys. We’re going wherever they tell us. We can’t not go.’”
As the saying goes, close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and homosexuality. If we have learned anything from the cast of 'Moesha' it's that Ray J has elephantiasis of the dick and that 'Almost Doesn't Count'. That's why I can't imagine it's all that comforting for Suns fans to hear that they almost had the best basketball player in the world on their team. Probably should have sworn Dell Curry and all other parties involved to secrecy on that one. If you fail in an attempt to make a trade for a promising young player that you think could develop into something more down the road then you make that shit known when it happens or you make sure it never gets out. A Suns fan finding out they almost had Steph Curry in 2009? Depressed. A Suns fan finding out they almost had Steph Curry in 2016? Suicidal. Now Steph Curry and Steve Kerr (then GM of the Suns) are making history and Suns fans -who were probably pretty close to kicking the chair out as is- have to try to get over missing out on Steph Curry while he is making 35 foot game winners look like fouls shots and not when he was just a solid rookie putting up modest numbers.
Jesus Christ Dell, how about a little bit of candor? What do you have against the Phoenix Suns? What have they done to you that you thought now it was necessary to stab them directly in their collective heart? Do the Phoenix Suns even have a rival? Are there really people out there that loathe the Phoenix Suns? No one -and certainly not Dell Curry- should hate the Phoenix Suns so much that they go out of their way to tell them they almost had the best shooter ever seven years after he slipped through their fingers. That's just mean, and while I generally support needling other franchises, even I would treat one that fragile with kid gloves.