The 6-3, 185-pound point guard of the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, almost totally mirrors my own dimensions. I’m 6-3 and around 180 pounds (yes, I’m skinnier than Steph, or as one Dime reader once noted in the comments, I’m a “Napoleon Dynamite motherf***er.” Steph gets ID’d when he’s out at a restaurant or at the club; I’m five years older than he is, and I still get ID’d for cigarettes. Steph is an all-star and in the running for the No. 3 spot in MVP voting this season. I’m just a basketball blogger that gets winded every time I run some 5-on-5 (don’t smoke kids). We have a lot in common physically, which is what makes Stephen Curry’s NBA trajectory so much more remarkable. Read More »
It’s rare when you can have two extremely gifted shooters on your team. The game just flows easier when you have multiple guys that can knock down shots from the stripe. After their breakout performances in last year’s playoffs, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (also known as “The Splash Brothers”) received the ultimate praise from their head coach Mark Jackson when he said in the Western Conference Semifinals last May, “I said I’ve got the greatest shooting backcourt that’s ever played the game.” Read More »
Stephen Curry, if you didn’t already know, is the son of former Charlotte Hornets sharpshooter, Dell Curry. The father and son faced off at a #SplashBrothers clinic to see who was the better shooter during an impromptu game of P.I.G. Read More »
Since the 1979-80 NBA season, the three-point line has been a part of the game. From that year on players have attempted the long range shot to earn an extra point. Through the years, there have been a few that were able to knock it down more consistently than others, and these players earned cliche nicknames like sharpshooter, knockdown shooter and zone buster. Read More »
After seeing Kevin Durant talk to the future, Amar’e Stoudemire shooting in an empty gym, Steve Nash practicing back home in British Columbia, and Chris Paul running in high school, check out the last “Encouragement” spot starring Stephen Curry. Watch as a young Steph shoots with his father, Dell Curry, when he was on the Raptors.
By now, you’re probably well aware of the NBA’s “Encouragement” campaign, the latest iteration of Where Amazing Happens. Using archive footage of NBA superstars when they were younger, they’ve inserted a person via green screen as if they were talking to the player at the time, encouraging them. That new footage is then synched with the old footage to make it seem as if the person that was filmed is in the same shot. It’s like Back to the Future, but better.
In front of an invitation-only crowd that included Kobe Bryant, Dell Curry, B.J. Armstrong and Jerry Colangelo, the United States senior national team got the better of China in today’s mid-afternoon scrimmage at Madison Square Garden.
Played in four quarters that were scored separately, the U.S. dominated the first three sessions, but lost the fourth in a close battle that came down to the last shot. We’ll have more details of the scrimmage in Smack, but afterwards I was able to get up with a few Team USA guys. Read More »
After the success of Stephen Curry this season, and watching his flawless jumper that has been passed down from his pops (Dell Curry), this got us thinking: If there were a father/son 2-on-2 tournament with current NBA players and their former NBA dads, who would win? You might already know the champ, but the competition would be fierce. Put it this way – Steph & Dell didn’t even make the Top 5. Read More »