Stephen Curry Gets Carded for Beer at Restaurant, Waitress Doesn't Know Him

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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 14, 2014

If you don't follow basketball, you might not know who Stephen Curry is. If that's the case, there's a good chance that you won't believe that the Golden State Warriors star is over 21 just by looking at him.

As it turns out, Curry was carded this offseason while dining at a California Pizza Kitchen. All the 26-year-old wanted was a beer. Seeing as how the NBA All-Star didn't have his ID with him at the time, it wasn't as easy for him to get as it should have been.

Curry explained the funny situation to Dime Magazine, via

Curry: It happened at California Pizza Kitchen in the Bay Area like 15 minutes from my house. We went, I tried to get a drink after the season, that’s exactly what happened.

Me and my wife went to dinner, and we didn’t have our daughter with us, and she was with the babysitter. 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.

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.

Dime Magazine: Did she apologize at all after the manager came over?

Curry: Not really. I don’t think she knew basketball at all, so I don’t think it registered.

Dime Magazine: Her manager was probably like, ‘Good, so she’s not serving anyone under 21.’

Curry: [Laughs] Exactly, ‘We’re doing our job.’

There aren't many places in the Bay Area where Curry could go without being recognized. In fact, many people around the country would recognize him. He just happened to pick a bad time to leave his wallet in the car.

On the plus side, the California Pizza Kitchen manager has to be proud that his employee was carding anyone who looked like they were under 21 years old. That said, Curry may want to make sure that he has his ID on him at all times in the future.

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