Stephen Curry Was Denied a Beer at California Pizza Kitchen Because He Looked Too Young


Earlier this week, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry garnered headlines for saying he was a better offensive player than LeBron James. While that may be a stretch, it’s not too surprising that an athlete would have confidence in himself.

Make no doubt about it. Curry is good. And he’s one of the most exciting playmakers in the NBA. But he’s still not quite on par with James in the recognition department.

In fact, he’s still being denied adult beverages because he looks so young.

Dime: I talked with you before, and I thought it was hysterical you got ID’d all the time with that baby face. I also have that problem. Does it still happen to you a lot? Has it happened since the season ended, or — like you’re pretty famous now, but has it happened recently?

Curry: It happened at California Pizza Kitchen in the Bay Area like 15 minutes from my house. We went, I tried to get a drink after the season, that’s exactly what happened.

Me and my wife went to dinner, and we didn’t have our daughter with us, and she was with the babysitter. So I ordered a beer, and I didn’t have my ID with me, ‘cause I left it in the car and I thought she’d recognize me.

So the waitress asks, and I was like, ‘Uh, is your manager here,’ and I took my chances with him knowing who I was, and … he knew.

But she basically, yeah, she wouldn’t give me the benefit of the doubt, knowing that I didn’t look like I was over 21 and not knowing who I was.

See, that would never happen to James. Especially since he wouldn’t be caught dead ingesting a carbohydrate.

What is the point of being an all-world athlete if you still have to carry identification and pay for your own beers? I was under the assumption those two perks were why any dude gets into ball-playing. That and never having to slum it at CPK again.

[H/T: Dime Magazine]

[Image via Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA Today Sports]

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