Warriors' Steph Curry trips on waiter's beer tray during Game 3
warriors' steph curry trips on waiter's beer tray during game

Warriors’ Steph Curry trips on waiter’s beer tray during Game 3


Sports // Golden State Warriors

May 22, 2022Updated: May 22, 2022 10:18 p.m.

Warriors star Steph Curry trips on a courtside waiter's beer tray just before halftime against the Dallas Mavericks on May 22, 2022.

Warriors star Steph Curry trips on a courtside waiter’s beer tray just before halftime against the Dallas Mavericks on May 22, 2022.

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A courtside waiter accidentally recreated a famous scene from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and tripped Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry to close out the first half of Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

After Curry tried to defend a three-point shot from Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock, he started to run back toward his team’s basket. But before he could make it to that side of the court, he fell down. Curry had tripped over the waiter’s beer tray — ironically after the waiter tried to move it out of the way, perhaps for safety — and was slow to get up at first, but was walking fine by the time he started heading to the locker room. 

Many viewers immediately recalled an episode of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” where Larry David’s character stretched out his legs during a Lakers game as Shaquille O’Neal was heading down the court and tripped the Los Angeles big man. O’Neal also referenced this scene during the halftime show of this game, and joked that the vendor had to get out the way because no one wants a pretzel that badly.

Of course, unlike the television episode, Curry made it out of that incident without a serious knee injury.

Curry was able to laugh it off after the Warriors’ nine-point win gave them a 3-0 series lead. “There was 30 seconds before halftime,” he said. “You order a drink, just wait until halftime. I don’t know why they needed it delivered right then. Thankfully I was alright. That guy, he was doing his job, so hopefully he got a big tip.”

Gabe Fernandez is a sports reporter for SFGATE. You can reach him at [email protected]

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