Editor's Note: The above video is from June 16, 2016.
Just about everything Stephen Curry touches turns to gold, figuratively speaking.
Even one of his infamous mouthguards.
Curry, known for chewing on his personalized rubber mouthpiece, apparently left one behind during an unspecified road game in December, according to SCP Auctions. A fan, who was sitting close to the Warriors bench, picked it up and took it home.
On Sunday morning, that game-chewed mouthguard was sold in an online auction by SCP. The winning big was $2,658. With the 20 percent "Buyer's Premium" the auction house applies, the winning bidder forked over $3,190 for the (mouth)piece of memorabilia. SCP posted the photo below with the auction.
Curry's mouthguard (not the one that sold) took the spotlight during Game 6 of the recent NBA Finals. After picking up his sixth foul of the game, Curry argued with referee Jason Phillips, and in a fit of rage, flung his mouthguard. It hit Andrew Forbes, the son of Cavaliers minority owner Nate Forbes, in the first row. Curry was assessed a technical foul for the throw.
“Yeah, I’ve thrown my mouthpiece before. I usually aim at the scorer’s table. I was off (with my) aim,” Curry told reporters after the game. “I definitely didn’t mean to throw it at a fan. But it happened. I went over and apologized to him because that’s obviously not where I was trying to take my frustration out.”