So, maybe it wasn’t the nicest of comments. Yes, Landon Benton of Quincy, Illinois bears a close resemblance to Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors – especially for someone who is only 10 months old. But after his mom posted some photos on Instagram, some online commenters started calling him “Stuff Curry” in reference to his, well, plumpness.
But give Landon’s mother, Jessica Benton, credit. She’s making the best of it. She’s embraced the nickname and has been dressing her son in a Curry jersey.
“I’m not going to let them fat shame my baby and put it all over online . . . “ Benton told ESPN. “I wanted to really turn it into something good and take control of it and say, ‘Okay, we’re going to own this name. Yeah, we’re Stuff Curry. We look like the famous basketball player.’ ”
As of last count, ‘Stuff Curry’ had more than 35,000 followers on Instagram – including my daughter, who thinks he’s “adorable.”
Yeah, but can he shoot threes? Right now, even our own Steph seems to have forgotten how to do that. He’s the one who is getting stuffed these days.