Steph Curry is quickly becoming the NBA’s newest superstar. After sinking an NBA record 286 three-pointers during the regular season, Curry and his Golden State Warriors are continuing their rapid pace through the postseason. Last night the 6 foot 3 inch guard from Davidson dropped 40 points on the Houston Rockets as the Warriors took a 3-0 series lead. The baby-faced league MVP was unstoppable once again, hitting from everywhere on the floor no matter the circumstance. Scoring 37 points in three quarters, he spent the majority of the fourth on the bench as the Warriors already held a 103-73 lead.
Curry hit seven threes which was good enough to break the NBA record for most three-pointers in an NBA postseason. Mind you, he’s only through game three of the conference finals. Let me put it to you this way. Many consider Reggie Miller to be the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history. In 22 playoff games for the Indiana Pacers in 2000, Miller had 58 threes. So far this postseason, Curry has 64 in just 13 games.
Last month after a Warriors practice, he was seen making 77 threes in a row. A week later, he proceeded to knock down 94 out of a 100. Not too shabby. Normal humans just don’t do things like this:
He’s different from the typical NBA star. People don’t like to label him as this, but he’s a shameless gunner. He’s the guy you hate at your local YMCA who takes every shot and doesn’t give a crap what you think. When people see JR Smith take these shots, they laugh. They criticize. When people watch Curry take a contested three, they see it as a normality. Sure it’s probably because the majority of the time it miraculously finds its way into the basket, but nonetheless, it’s OK and accepted. For Steph Curry, there is no such thing as a bad shot. He has the largest green light in all of basketball. Kobe Bryant tweeted his version of the #curryriddle this past weekend.
That’s it. He’s comfortable taking these crazy and contested shots. And why wouldn’t he be? The guy can’t miss. So please, enjoy the Steph Curry show while you can. What he does in the NBA is what we all wished we could have done during our illustrious rec and high school careers. For once in your basketball life, you have the chance to root for the outrageous gunner without feeling any guilt. So do it. It’s fun, shameless, and pretty damn amusing.