It all started shortly before 8pm PT on Tuesday night with the following tweet:
I remember when Dwight Howard changing teams was a big deal. Now, not so much.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) June 21, 2017
About two hours later, Dave McMenamin of ESPN responded:
You may notice that Steph Curry isn't listed among the eight players.
As "Warriors/NBA Twitter" took notice, so did Curry's sister Sydel:
On Wednesday morning, McMenamin tweeted:
None of this would have happened if former Warriors assistant GM Travis Schlenk -- now the GM of the Hawks -- hadn't traded Dwight Howard to the Hornets earlier in the day.
Incredible talent. But collaborative talent.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 21, 2017
Without extraordinary teammates, he would not be a top 8 player I choose to build a franchise around. But he is incredible.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 21, 2017
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller