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Warriors' Steph Curry winks at 'one-dimensional' jab, admits he's pettiest man alive

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Steph Curry checks his phone at the 2018 conference finals. © San Francisco Chronicle Via Getty Images

Steph Curry checks his phone at the 2018 conference finals.

Who cares what Mike James thinks?

Steph Curry, apparently.

James, a journeyman guard who briefly played a key role on the 2020-21 Nets but has spent most of his pro career in the EuroLeague, caused a minor stir earlier this week when he called Curry "one-dimensional" on a podcast and said that the Warriors legend wasn't among the top five players in the NBA currently.

“Steph, how he plays and how he gets stuff off, it’s just kind of one-dimensional at times,” James said. “He’s not the primary ball-handler a lot, and for a point guard that kind of bothers me.”

It's clear that Curry is coming for his old teammate Kevin Durant for most internet-aware NBA megastar, because he heard the comments loud and clear.

This week, Curry is hosting a small basketball camp for elite high schoolers, split between boys and girls for the first time. He was asked if any of the campers could take him one-on-one.

"It's all bad for them," Curry responded. "As one-dimensional as I am," he added, winking and cracking himself up. "I'm petty ... I'm so petty. Keep it going, I liked that one a lot, I'm sorry."

It would seem easy to ignore Mike James while you're on top of the world, but then again, Curry checks his Twitter mentions at halftime to fire himself up when he's playing poorly. 

James, currently signed to Monaco in the EuroLeague, is taking it in stride — kind of. "Idk why my opinion even matters honestly," he wrote to one of his many haters. "But I’ll b able to move freely on my twitter in a couple days. But his response made me chuckle."

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