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Stephen Curry poses with his Madame Tussauds’ wax figure (pics)


Madame Tussauds on Thursday unveiled its Stephen Curry wax figure and the Golden State Warriors superstar took some time away from his team’s march on history to get an up-close look at his waxy doppelganger.

The creation of Curry’s wax likeness reportedly took a team of artists and sculptors — along with over 250 measurements that included efforts to capture his wrist tattoos — almost four months to complete.

“I don’t know how you could actually dream about something like this,” Curry said, via an AP report, by way of Pro Basketball Talk. “You look at the detail and all that goes into a wax figure, so pretty special.”

The Curry wax figure is valued at an estimated $350,000 and will be displayed at Madame Tussauds’ museum on Fisherman’s Wharf by next week. Curry was in awe of the amount of detail that goes into producing a wax figure.

“That is crazy,” he said. “I grew a little bit more facial hair before. During the season I have to shave to kind of match what it was last year. That is pretty cool. It’s pretty incredible, obviously very accurate. The whole process from posing for like four, three hours at that position I got a lot of quad work while they did all the measurements.”

Interestingly, Curry said the first date he had with wife Ayesha was at a wax museum. But perhaps most importantly, Curry’s daughter Riley, who of course became a media darling during the Warriors’ run to an NBA title last season, loved seeing her daddy in wax form.

“How is it, Riley, is it weird?” Curry said to her at the unveiling. “There’s two of us up here. That’s probably weird to see two of us up here looking right back at her.”