Curry had worked with Nipsey in the past.
Yesterday was an incredibly sad day for the hip-hop community as rapper and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store in Los Angeles. It was devastating news that sent shockwaves throughout the world. While hip-hop artists reacted to the Hussle's death, others in the sports community shared their condolences as well. One of the teams to do so was the Golden State Warriors who danced to Nipsey's music before their game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. In a clip posted to Twitter, Kevin Durant can be seen giving the news to Steph Curry who was visibly shocked by it all.
After beating the Hornets 137-90, Curry was in a somber mood as he addressed the media and spoke about Hussle and his legacy.
"That was tough. Obviously surprised a lot of people," Curry said in the clip via TMZ. "I got to know him last year and had a great conversation about who he was as a person, what he stood for, what his message was, how he tried to inspire people considering where he grew up and how he turned that into something extremely powerful, represented an entire city.
"Definitely a sad, sad, tragic event. Send prayers to his family, his community, to Lauren London, hopefully, they stay strong through this, it's tough. You know, senseless crimes that don't need to happen, especially with a guy who was doing what he was doing."
We send our condolences to Nipsey Hussle and his family in this tragic time.