Stephen Curry gets emotional about shooting death of Nipsey Hussle

Stephen Curry got emotional after Sunday’s 47-point win over Charlotte when he asked about the shooting death of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle.

“That was tough. Obviously, it was a surprise to a lot of people. I got to know him last year and had great conversations about who he was as a person, what he stood for, what his message was, and how he tried to inspire people, considering where he grew up and how he turned that into something extremely powerful,” Curry said. “He represented an entire city. It’s definitely a sad, sad, tragic event. Obviously, I send prayers to his family and his community. Hopefully, they stay strong through this. It’s tough.”

Curry and Hussle debated everything from sports to hip hop to potty training during Curry’s YouTube show “5 Minutes from Home” last year as they rode to grab late-night dumplings.

Thirty minutes before the Warriors’ game Sunday, news broke of Hussle’s death in a shooting outside a South-Central Los Angeles clothing store.

“Senseless crimes don’t need to happen, especially with a guy who was doing what he was doing,” Curry said. “It’s definitely tough. It’s one of those before the game where you just pay your respects the best you can and send love down there to his family.”

Rusty Simmons is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: rsimmons@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @Rusty_SFChron

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