Stephen Curry Shocked By Nipsey Hussle Death, 'Sad, Tragic Event'
Stephen CurryShocked By Nipsey Hussle Death... 'Sad, Tragic Event'
4/1/2019 6:56 AM PT
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry was devastated to hear the news of Nipsey Hussle's death ... expressing his frustrations with "senseless crimes" after the Warriors game on Sunday.
TMZ broke the story ... the rapper and community leader was gunned down Sunday outside of his own clothing store near the Crenshaw area of L.A. He died at the hospital shortly after.
Steph -- who has worked with Nipsey on projects over the past year -- took time to reflect on his experiences with Nipsey after the game.... praising his charitable work in his city.
"That was tough. Obviously surprised a lot of people," Curry says.
"I got to know him last year and had a great conversation about who he was as a person, what he stood for, what his message was, how he tried to inspire people considering where he grew up and how he turned that into something extremely powerful, represented an entire city."
"Definitely a sad, sad, tragic event. Send prayers to his family, his community, to Lauren London, hopefully, they stay strong through this, it's tough. You know, senseless crimes that don't need to happen, especially with a guy who was doing what he was doing."
There's reportedly video of the moment Steph heard the news from Kevin Durant.