When the reigning NBA MVP attended your university and his adorable daughter has been one of the most talked about and pleasant distractions of the NBA playoffs, you better believe your popularity is going to rise too. That is exactly what happened to Davidson’s Sports Information Director Joey Beeler, who had to resort to changing his number due to the abundance of calls he was getting requesting to meet Steph and Riley.
Beeler told The Associated Press he’s received more than 500 phone calls over the past several months, most from pre-teens inquiring wanting to get in touch with Curry.
He said some want to invite Curry to a birthday party, while others are interested in getting his autograph or picking his brain about shooting advice.
Some want him to come to their basketball camp.
Still others have asked how to meet his charismatic young daughter, who has stolen the national spotlight during Curry’s postgame news conferences.
“It got crazy, to the point where I just couldn’t get any work done,” Beeler said.
After weeks spent trying to screen his calls, he finally asked the school if he could change his number.
“I couldn’t take it anymore,” Beeler said with a laugh. “It finally got to the point where I never knew if it was a request for Stephen or a business call.”
Gotta take the good with the bad. Curry’s success has certainly aided the college and basketball coach Bob McKillop with exposure and recruiting. Better to have people know who you are than not.