Stephen Curry, laughing Giannis Antetokounmpo not keeping stories straight about post-game chat

Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo
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After the Warriors beat the Bucks last week, Stephen Curry appeared to tell Giannis Antetokounmpo: “Let’s do it. Come on, man.”

NBC Sports Bay Area:

Speculation swirled about Curry recruiting Antetokounmpo to Golden State.

Curry’s story? He was talking to Antetokounmpo about a video game, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.”

Antetokounmpo, via Sam Amick of The Athletic:

“Yeah, yeah, but it wasn’t (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), it was, uh, it was (NBA) 2k,” he says with a laugh about their conversation before flashing a pair of air-quote hand gestures for good measure. “Nah, I’m joking.”

Antetokounmpo is clearly having fun with this.

Was he nodding to the fact that few believe Curry’s story at face value? Antetokounmpo could just be toying with/poking fun at everyone who reads deeply into an overheard snippet of a conversation.

Is Antetokounmpo just trying to throw more disinformation onto the fire? With enough alternative facts swirling, the true story – perhaps Curry truly getting caught recruiting – gets lost in the mix with all the other theories.

Here’s what I know: Antetokounmpo can become an unrestricted free agent in 2021. The Warriors are interested.

Beyond that, there’s a lot of noise to decipher.