Warriors star guard Stephen Curry is one of the NBA’s most highly recognizable players, but at 26 years old, he has grown accustomed to getting carded because of his baby-faced appearance.
It happened again after the season at a California Pizza Kitchen in the Bay Area about 15 minutes from his house, as Curry told Dime Magazine, only this time he didn’t have an identification card with him while out with his wife.
“So I ordered a beer, and I didn’t have my ID with me, ‘cause I left it in the car and I thought she’d recognize me,” Curry told Dime, referring to the waitress. “So the waitress asks, and I was like, ‘uh, is your manager here,’ and I took my chances with him knowing who I was, and…he knew. But she basically — yeah — she wouldn’t give me the benefit of the doubt, knowing that I didn’t look like I was over 21 and not knowing who I was.”
Curry joked about the exchange, agreeing that the CPK manager probably was happy the waitress was being diligent in not serving underage customers. He ended up having to use his celebrity to convince someone he was at least 21 years old.
“I don’t think she knew basketball at all, so I don’t think it registered,” Curry said.