Steph Curry surprises man on death row with phone call

By , KCBS Radio

Stephen Curry felt goosebumps on Tuesday after speaking to a man who has spent almost two decades in prison for a crime he says he did not commit, the East Bay Times reported.

After an exciting 106-98 win on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Curry took a moment to speak to Julius Jones, a man who was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of Paul Howell.

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For 19 years, Jones has maintained that he is innocent, explaining that the description of the killer matches another man and that exonerating evidence wasn’t presented in the original trial.

Jimmy Lawson, Jones' best friend, handed a phone to Curry after the game. "When he got on the phone with Julius," Lawson recalled to the paper, "he was like, 'Hold on, Julius is on the phone?' I’m like, ‘Yeah!' Steph was like, 'For real?' We were like, 'Yeah!'"