WATCH: Steph Curry Trolls Grant Williams At ESPYs

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    Grant Williams caught a stray during the ESPYs award show Wednesday night. Warriors star guard Steph Curry — the host of the show — spotted the former Tennessee star in the crowd and had some fun at his expense due to Golden State’s NBA Finals victory over Williams’ Boston Celtics.

    “Speaking of the Celtics, Grant Williams I see you in the building,” Curry said. “It’s great to see you again, my man! I know you like this color (of his suit), I’ll let you borrow it after I’m done. I might even let you wear a ring. We’ll see, we’ll see.”

    The Warriors defeated the Celtics in six games in the 2022 NBA Finals after Boston jumped out to a 2-1 series lead. Curry was phenomenal down the stretch in the series to claim the title.

    Williams spoke out earlier this week saying he believes Boston was “the better team” in the series despite its loss.

    Williams earned a larger role in his third NBA season, averaging 7.8 points per game as an integral bench piece for the Celtics. The versatile forward played a major role in earlier playoff series, playing fantastic defense against Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

    The peak of Williams’ NBA career came in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals when he scored 27 points.

    The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the NBA Finals.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.