Already facing a difficult road to return to the NBA Finals without Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors’ season came apart on the night of October 30, 2019.
With 8:31 left in the third quarter of the fourth game of the regular season, Steph Curry drove to the basket, but Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes stood in front of him, trying to draw a charge. The two collided and Curry flew to the floor just before Baynes’ 6’10, 260-pound frame landed hard on Curry’s left hand.
The result was a broken metacarpal bone just below the perennial all star’s index finger. It was game four of the 82-game schedule. Curry would not return until game 63.
Now, the jersey Curry was wearing that night is being sold through NBA Auctions, with a current high bid of $10,000.
Curry played 21 minutes before getting hurt, scoring nine 9 points with 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots.
The white home jersey, a Size 46 with four inches extra length, is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. The date of the game is written into the jersey tag.
Curry regular season jerseys almost always sell for five figure prices, but this one exemplifies the tale of a once dominant team’s fall into the bottom of the standings.
With the league on hiatus, the Warriors’ long season will get even longer. With Thompson out for the year with a knee injury, the Warriors are 15-50 and their five-year run of Western Conference championships has come to an end, although they should be considered a contender next season–likely with the league’s top draft pick in tow.