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NBA Roundup: Davidson Retires Steph Curry’s Shirt, Ja Morant Puts Curry in the All-Time Top 5, and More

Steph Curry delivered an outstanding performance in the 2022 NBA Finals. Curry led the Golden State Warriors to their fourth championship in eight seasons. He was also named Finals MVP for the first time in his legendary career.

Just a day after he won his fourth ring, Davidson College announced they were going to retire Curry’s No. 30 jersey. The two-time MVP spent three seasons with Davidson, in which he developed into one of the nation’s top scorers at the time.

Here’s the latest roundup of NBA news for June 18, courtesy of Sportskeeda.


Davidson retires Steph Curry’s number 30 jersey

Steph Curry playing for Davidson College
Steph Curry playing for Davidson College

Davidson College announced on Friday that they are finally going to retire Steph Curry’s number 30 jersey. According to Charlotte the WatcherCurry’s retirement is long overdue. It took Davidson 13 years to retire his jersey due to their policy of not retiring the jersey of any player who did not graduate.

Curry completed his sociology degree in May 2022, paving the way for his retirement. Davidson has scheduled the ceremony for August 31st and Steph will also be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Last month, longtime head coach Bob McKillop told the Observer how proud he was of his former player.

“Stef promised Davidson and his parents that he would graduate,” McKillop said. “It was an excellent, wonderful story about keeping a commitment, which once again shows that Steph vividly displays character traits that are so lacking in our world today.”

Davidson will honor Steph Curry’s memory with a mini-graduation ceremony for him, retiring the number 30 jersey and inducting him into the school’s hall of fame on August 31st 🙌 https://t.co/JxmleTMrc5


Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown promise to recover and return to the NBA Finals

Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics
Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics

Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown failed in their first NBA Finals appearance. The dynamic duo were just two wins away from leading the Boston Celtics to their 18th championship. However, the Warriors won three games in a row to clinch the title.

Tatum and Brown told the media after Game 6 that the loss hurt them. Despite the undesirable results, the Celtics are already looking forward to coming back stronger next season. Yahoo! Sports. Boston still has its young core, which will return next season and could improve as well.

Veteran forward Al Horford praised their two cornerstones despite struggling hard in the final. The Celtics struggled in the middle of the season but had a great second half.

“I want us to keep an eye on how much Jason and Jaylen have grown this year,” Horford said. “They have a big responsibility. They took it easy. They made adjustments, they improved, they grew as players.”

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Ja Morant named Steph Curry one of the five greatest players of all time

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Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies

Ja Morant was one of many who watched Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors win the 2022 NBA championship. Steph and Jah have already had some memorable battles over the past couple of seasons. Morant had nothing but praise for the 2022 NBA Finals MVP.

The young Memphis Grizzlies superstar paid her respects to Curry, stating that he was ever one of the top five players. Morant shared a post listing all of Steph’s awards before calling him “the top five of all time.”

top 5 of all time. twitter.com/ballislife/sta…

There is a mutual respect between the two as Steph has already praised Morant after he eliminated them in the second round. Curry told reporters (h/t sports illustrations) that the sky is Moran’s limit. He also admitted that they are going to see more young Grizzlies in the future.

“He is a problem. I mean, his numbers are crazy,” Curry said. “He wants all your attention. Is he in 3rd grade? On the 4th course? There is no limit to the possibilities. As I said, they will be here for a long time to come, fighting for Western Conference prowess.”


Celtics Fan Doesn’t Regret 2022 NBA Champion Tattoo

Celtics fan tattoo (Photo: New York Post)
Celtics fan tattoo (Photo: New York Post)

Jack Bienvenue went viral during the NBA Finals due to his tattoo proclaiming the Boston Celtics the 2022 NBA World Champions. The 18-year-old Celtics fan got the tattoo back in March during the Celtics’ incredible performance at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Bienvenue said Athletic that he doesn’t regret getting the tattoo now that the Celtics haven’t been able to win this season. He won’t laser it out and just fix it when his team finally wins their 18th championship. The Celtics are expected to be one of the favorites to win next season.

“I don’t think I would have it removed with a laser because it’s a part of me,” Bienvenue said. “If they end up losing and then winning like next year, after they win, I can fix it. I’ll shoot two with a laser and get three.”

Dude who got the Celtics tattoo: “If this works, I’m a prophet.” https://t.co/l3xqwuVq5V


Juan Toscano-Anderson made history with victory over Warriors

Juan Toscano-Anderson of the Golden State Warriors
Juan Toscano-Anderson of the Golden State Warriors

Juan Toscano-Anderson made history after the Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA championship. Toscano-Anderson became the first Mexican-born player in NBA history to win a title. He is a native of California but his mother’s father is from Michoacán.

Toscano-Anderson celebrated his first championship by throwing the Mexican flag during the celebration. In his first Finals appearance, he played just 79 seconds, but was an integral part of the Warriors. In the regular season, he played 73 games, averaging 4.1 points and 2.4 rebounds.

The 29-year-old took a different path in the NBA. He was not drafted in 2015, having spent the first three years of his professional career abroad. He then played two seasons with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA G League before joining Golden State full-time in 2020.

Juan Toscano-Anderson became the first player of Mexican descent to win an NBA title last night 🇲🇽JTA from Oakland did it with his hometown team 🙏 https://t.co/wAJ2fHH1tz


Edited by Juan Paolo David

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