Warriors recruit says his ‘welcome moment to Golden State’ was amazing Stephen Curry practice play

Stephen Curry smiles and points forward during a Warriors preseason game in 2022.

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  • Warriors guard Donte DiVincenzo was blown away when Stephen Curry almost hit a half-court shot during scrimmage.

  • DiVincenzo called it a “Welcome to the Golden State” moment, as everyone else had little reaction to the play.

  • DiVincenzo praised Curry as a selfless hard worker who helped the Warriors establish a winning culture.

Donte DiVincenzo isn’t used to Stephen Curry’s majesty yet.

DiVincenzo, 25, signed a two-year, $9.2 million contract with the Golden State Warriors this offseason.

Speaking to Insider during the promotion of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which releases on October 28, DiVincenzo said he felt “comfortable” playing because he’s used to the game. “Welcome to Golden State,” DiVincenzo said. He had that moment during his scrimmages.

DiVincenzo recalled that Curry made it by using a screen at halfcourt to bring the ball out and launch a 3-pointer from just inside halfcourt.

“What surprised me was that no one at the gym responded,” said DiVincenzo. No one responded, everyone turned around and jogged to the other end. [Curry]I’m going to do these things. “

Donte DiVincenzo rests with his hands on his knees while looking up during a 2022 Warriors game.

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Since joining the Warriors, DiVincenzo has been overwhelmed by Curry both as a player and as a leader. DiVincenzo, who spent the first three-and-a-half years of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks, compared Curry to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

“[Curry]As insane as Giannis’ work ethic is, so is when I was in Milwaukee,” DiVincenzo said. Things slow down just because I got the biggest deal. They are in the gym every day.

“And I think Steph doing that has set a precedent for the locker room and for people who step onto the court. Nothing is easy when you step onto the court. Work hard and see the results. Honestly, he’s a great role model for all of us.”

DiVincenzo came to appreciate the Warriors after seeing them up close. DiVincenzo was traded from the Bucks to the Sacramento Kings at last year’s trade deadline. Part of the reason he joined the Warriors was to restore a winning culture. He praised everyone, from the stars to the coaches to his staff in training, who felt welcome and that while they all worked hard, they also had a lot of fun.

“I’ve only been here a few months, but I feel like I’ve been here for a year.”

Again, DiVincenzo attributes that culture to Curry’s influence.

“It’s not a ‘me’ problem, it’s a ‘we’ problem here,” DiVincenzo said. “And even Superstar, like when Steph came in, he’s one of the most unselfish people I’ve ever met. It fits the big concept and the big goal of winning.”

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