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Stephen Curry says it’s ‘weird’ he was named in GOP tax proposal


Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry thinks it’s strange he was named in an explainer sheet put out by Republicans to promote their tax bill.


The two-time NBA most valuable player didn’t cry foul when asked about the strange shout out.


“It was weird, that’s about it,” Curry said following Golden State’s 112-92 win over San Antonio on Thursday. “There’s a lot of people wondering why I was called out, whatever the case may be, but mama, I made it.”


Curry is mentioned in a section of the House GOP’s simplified breakdown of the 400-page plan meant to explain the proposed closing of a tax loophole that benefits the wealthy.


“Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop,” the sheet says.


Curry learned about his place in the plan Thursday and had a question.


“I wonder if Steve’s Bike Shop is hiring,” he tweeted.


The unusual mention is not the first time that the 29-year-old Ohio native has been singled out by those in Washington.


In September, President Trump criticized the Warriors for saying they may not visit the White House.


Warriors coach Steve Kerr long been an outspoken Trump critic.


But the President targeted Curry, who’s been known to play golf with his predecessor.


“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump tweeted. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”


House Republicans did not explain why Curry was the only person named in the tax proposal.


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