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January 31, 2019

Sixers' Joel Embiid spotted dining with Steph Curry ahead of Warriors game

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.

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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.

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. 

Or maybe they just ate some fine barbecue together?