“He hates poor people” – Stephen Curry’s nomination for Social Justice Champion award has NBA Twitter FURIOUS

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry and four other NBA players were named finalists for the 2022-23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award on Monday

“He hates poor people” – Stephen Curry’s nomination for Social Justice Champion award has NBA Twitter FURIOUS

Stephen Curry on the court for the Warriors (Cary Edmondson//USA TODAY Sports/Reuters)

With the 2022-23 NBA season coming to its final stages, the NBA is rolling out awards for those who have excelled in various fields this year. The NBA has recently announced the finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award. The yearly award honors a current NBA player who is seeking social justice and furthering Abdul-Jabbar’s life purpose of engaging, empowering, and driving equality for individuals and communities who have historically been marginalized or structurally disadvantaged. 


In the recently released list of finalists, a few notable NBA veterans are in the mix with players in the early stages of their careers. Stephen Curry, Jaren Jackson Jr., Tre Jones, Chris Paul, and Grant Williams have made this season’s honorable list. While fans usually do not object to the nominations, this year, many are startled by Curry’s name on the list. The objection to Curry’s eligibility comes after a recent housing controversy surrounding the Golden State Warriors guard.

The Warriors ace became embroiled in a housing construction issue after he and his wife, Ayesha Curry, penned a letter expressing their worries over a new building proposal in Atherton, California, where they reside. Cities in the Bay Area had until January 31 to complete the Housing Element, a state-approved housing development plan for the following eight years.

One of the communities impacted was Atherton, known as the wealthiest community in the Bay Area. The state reportedly asked Atherton to plan for 348 new homes across various income levels over the next eight years. Moreover, there was a proposed development to upzone a single-family home neighboring Curry that would include up to 16 townhomes. The Currys then sent the letter (attached below) citing privacy and safety reasons.

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NBA Twitter reacts to Stephen Curry’s nomination

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Stephen Curry for the Golden State Warriors (Image via David Zalubowski/LAPRESSE)

After the Currys objected to the housing development plan, they were surrounded by controversy. Many accused the two-time MVP of being against poor people’s development. Therefore, after Stephen Curry’s nomination for the Social Justice Award, fans are a little confused and shocked. Many of them took to Twitter to express their thoughts. Here are a few reactions.

Although the winner hasn’t been announced yet, it is evident that Stephen Curry is not a fan favorite. While many argue that players like Ja Morant are snubbed, many believe that anyone except Curry is deserving of the award. After all, objecting to a housing development plan for affordable homes for low-income people has left very little appreciation for the guard.

As fans wait to see who wins the award, all eyes are on Curry’s status. However, if the two-time MVP wins the award, fan reactions will rocket through the roof. Therefore, it will be interesting to see who picks up the honor this year.


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