January 31, 2019
The Philadelphia 76ers continue their West Coast trip Thursday night with a barometer game against the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
In one of the most star-studded NBA match-ups of the season, two of the biggest threats on the court will be Joel Embiid and Stephen Curry, who both happen to have shoe deals with Under Armor.
Embiid is known to be selective about who he respects in the NBA. Guys like Russell Westbrook, Andre Drummond and Hassan Whiteside get clowned by Embiid whenever they cross paths.
Not so with Curry, who invited the Sixers big man out to dinner Wednesday night at Curry's wife's restaurant in San Francisco. The two were spotted together in a video posted by a Twitter account in the Warriors' orbit.
Steph Curry and Joel Embiid dine together at Ayesha Curry’s restaurant International Smoke in SF ahead of the Warriors/Sixers game today. pic.twitter.com/2gECbHq6Kt— TheWarriorsTalk (@TheWarriorsTalk) January 31, 2019
Ayesha Curry's International Smoke, a collaboration with chef Michael Mina, also has a second location in Houston.
Curry was reportedly a major factor in Embiid's decision to sign with Under Armor. Given their position on opposite coasts and different playing styles, the business made sense for them to team up and grow the brand.
There are still several years before Curry (2022) and Embiid (2023) become free agents again. That's not stopping some from wild speculation.
ESPN be like : Breaking news Stephen Curry and Joel Embiid hung out last night does that mean they wanna play together 👀👀👀 https://t.co/tRzejKcraD— ✈️🤞🏾 (@CdVl_254) January 31, 2019
FML Curry’s Recruiting Embiid Now😤🤧🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️💯— LongLiveAlmightyBill💔🕊 (@Mir13_) January 31, 2019
Embiid was recruiting Curry, don’t get it twisted https://t.co/9Yht5sgzPi— Mahogany Papí (@ave_mitchell21) January 31, 2019
You know what happens when Curry gets friendly lol. Luckily Embiid is already signed 😂.— Rory Cafferty (@RoarsAway) January 31, 2019
Embiid will join the Warriors after our dynasty finished. Curry/Klay/Embiid. Green and KD will be leaving.— Louis F. (@FalchFelipe) January 31, 2019
Or maybe they just ate some fine barbecue together?