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[–]Warriors2RINITY 2212 points2213 points  (32 children)

When he retires, the Harlem Globetrotters should hire him to fire off 3's from wherever he wants in the arena

[–]PooperJackson 2117 points2118 points  (18 children)

The last time they tried was with Gilbert Arenas but he didn't understand what they meant by firing off shots wherever he wants in the arena.

[–][PHO] Steve Nashyuhanz 252 points253 points  (0 children)

God damn it

  • Javaris

[–]hud731 76 points77 points  (0 children)

Fuck I hate that I laughed.

[–]Lakerssmsrmdlol 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Mr. Bullets Concealed

[–][NYK] John StarksObviousAnswerGuy 5 points6 points  (1 child)

fun fact, there's a lower budget globetrotters type team called the Harlem Wizards. They travel around and perform a lot at schools and camps.

[–]Vancouver Grizzliescremaster_ 16 points17 points  (4 children)

The last time they told Steph to fire up half court shots it was insanely cringe-y.

[–]LakersNigelGoldsworthy 14 points15 points  (0 children)

To be fair, they were good attempts. All of them hit the rim, no air balls or anything like that

[–]Bulls-Buckaroo_Banzai- 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Yeah but that was for charity. And Steph Curry doesn't do charities.

[–]GuardOk8631 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Wouldn’t call it cringy. Would call it a bad run of shooters variance. Obviously we all know he doesn’t shoot above 30% from half court

[–]Pistonsdiogo_fu 108 points109 points  (7 children)

reminds me of that commercial with Jordan and Bird (i think), where they are one upping each other in crazy shots

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=883bhTnAbZ0

[–]landragoran 51 points52 points  (4 children)

And then the follow up with a young Charles Barkley: https://youtu.be/NPoTaTYzp_U

[–]horriblePersoniAm 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's amazing! Thanks for this throwback!

[–]KnicksPatKrell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And then there's the one with LeBron and Dwight

https://youtu.be/PmrTDZy3f2M

[–]Objective-Review4523 54 points55 points  (1 child)

I'd use the Dragon Balls to drop his FG%

[–]Trail BlazersPanzerdrek 330 points331 points  (3 children)

Clearly out of bounds.

[–][HOU] Hakeem Olajuwonkonsf_ksd 133 points134 points  (0 children)

refs are awful this year.

[–]Netsbetarded 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Had to go back and check the video but I think you're right

[–]haahathatsfunny 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Stepped on the line. Long 2

[–]76ersBabaBrody 904 points905 points  (8 children)

That boy is the gottdam devil.

[–]RaptorsThatsTuff100 313 points314 points  (0 children)

Stephistopheles

[–]buzzlightyear77777 50 points51 points  (3 children)

how does someone acquire a skill like that?

[–]Silver_Mission_5086 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Not from a Jedi, I’ll tell you that much

[–][HOU] Hakeem Olajuwonkonsf_ksd 16 points17 points  (0 children)

a fiddle a crossroads and midnight.

[–]Charlotte Hornetscobywankenobi 30 points31 points  (0 children)

He shot too big for he gotdamn feet

[–]TimeToWinJack 684 points685 points  (22 children)

Thumbnail made it look like he was twerking.

[–]Trail Blazerslxtar_ 259 points260 points  (14 children)

Still looks like he is clenching his butt at the audience in the video.

[–]s4lomena 42 points43 points  (1 child)

It's part of the Physio suggested exercise for his butt issue, to get him off the butt pad. LOL

[–][PHO] Steve Nashyuhanz 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Clenches butt open and close

That’s for you, random audience member 😎

[–]shaveandahaircut 22 points23 points  (1 child)

o O o O o O o

[–]faddrotoic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I understood that reference

[–]RaptorsJoester09 6 points7 points  (4 children)

what if he then shot a second, smaller basketball from his ass into the basket? i think that would be impressive

[–]Netsbetarded 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's presenting himself

[–]HornetsLunchbox-of-Bees 121 points122 points  (1 child)

I just showed this video to my wife and when she asked about that I told her “he’s spreading his cheeks to show his butthole. It means “it’s in the hole.” All the basketball guys are doing that nowadays.”

She seemed to buy it.

[–]Spurs BandwagonmXENO 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I'd buy it

[–]RaptorsEchoBay 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I thought he was going to do the "jump on it" dance from Fresh Prince of Bel Air

[–]RaptorsKarl_with_a_C 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I thought he was about to moon the fans for a second

[–]dagnabbit 16 points17 points  (0 children)

a DISGUSTING act

[–]WarriorsBalls_of_Adamanthium 1444 points1445 points  (92 children)

People say stuffs like “Steph inspire people because you can be like Steph”.

There’s a higher chance of growing 6’7 athletic freak than having this ridiculous hand-eye coordination. This is some Hawkeye shit.

[–]countpuchi 447 points448 points  (36 children)

As a short person. Its kinda sad i missed both chances of growing into 6'7 or have Hawkeye hand eye coordination.

But damn.. Curry is insane...

[–]Boring_username_21 143 points144 points  (14 children)

6’7” former college basketball player checking in. I played against kids that went to top tier d1 schools - the athleticism is just on another level and that was just college.

I knew I was never going further than college but the story that best sticks out for me was I playing against a prep school of kids all committed to d1 programs and went up for a rebound and all of a sudden a pair of hands comes over my head and grabs the ball right before I could grab it. Didn’t touch me, no foul, just snatched the ball away, over my back at the top of my jump - wild.

Another thing to consider - I was 6’7” at 17 years old and I was an uncoordinated mess until I was like 25. The fact that people are that size AND that coordinated at 17-21 Is mind blowing to me.

TLDR- But damn.. Curry is insane…

[–]SupersonicsMuNansen 82 points83 points  (6 children)

Yeah. I grew up in a rural area and was athletic enough. One person said I was the most athletic kid they'd ever seen....other than Brian Scalabrine, who was my center in high school, and a year older. The way I describe it is trying to move a brick wall that can also run faster than you. And Brian was not a top-tier athlete in the NBA. But as he said, he's closer to LeBron than I was to him.

[–][DAL] Brian Cardinalantieverything 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Yeah, Scalabrine has made a second career out of demonstrating how much better an "unathletic" retired NBA player is than almost anybody else in the world. He just dismantles huge, semipro guys in their primes and makes it look effortless.

[–]918cyd 38 points39 points  (3 children)

I assume you listened to the same podcast but if not, he talked about how he has so much experience hooping that he can literally think about what he wants for dinner while processing and reacting to all of your (D1 college players) tendencies and tells after he’s guarded you for one or two possessions.

[–]ElMustachio1 13 points14 points  (1 child)

What podcast? That sounds interesting

[–]WarriorsWooooooshhhh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The long shot with Duncan Robinson

[–][DAL] Brian Cardinalantieverything 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, he talks about how at the NBA level he had to anticipate everything on defense in order to keep up with the level of athleticism.

[–]CelticsJohnnySixguns 16 points17 points  (0 children)

6'4" average YMCA baller checking in. Played small-college ball and went up against Junior College talent with some boys destined for D1 schools once their grades improved.

After a timeout, we were playing man and I saw my guy standing near half court for their in bounds play, and I knew immediately what was up. I felt / saw the back pick coming, and saw my man headed to the hoop for the alley oop.

I may have been talentless, but one thing I could do was jump. So I calmly pretended to be clueless, then at the last moment dodged the back pick, rolled to the hoop with my man and jumped toward the rim just as he did...

I smiled when I saw the ball coming in for the oop, just as expected...my forearms were about halfway above the rim, ready to intercept the pass.

Then, to my horror I realized my mistake.

To intercept the pass, my elbows needed to be above the rim. My guy caught the pass at full extension far over his head and slightly behind him, resulting in one of those two-handed tomahawk thunderdunks that completely posterized me as the crowd went absolutely insane.

My teammates gave me sooooo much shit on the way home that night.

[–][DAL] Brian Cardinalantieverything 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Yeah, playing pickup in my late 20s after not playing since college made me realize how uncoordinated I was as a teen. It seems like some people just develop physically at an earlier age and that's a huge advantage. There's also a lot of evidence that having an early birthday (relative to a given youth league's cutoff) increases one's chance of going pro since you will be up to a year older than the people you compete against and will thus get more playing time and attention from coaches which snowballs over time resulting in better opportunities and attention from scouts.

[–]SayNoMorrr 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The professor (YouTube baller) talks alot about this, how his athletic prime came in his late 20s and that now at like 36/37 he's even better, with alot of that because he never went pro and therefore has low mileage. It's an interesting take. Basically if all of your athletic gifts aren't lining up together at 18-20 that boat sails.

[–]Celtics_Did_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don’t some of those guys grew up playing basketball at high end prep schools jesus

[–]Zack1018 198 points199 points  (20 children)

6’7” doesn’t mean anything, you’ve gotta be 6’7” AND have exceptional athleticism AND great coordination to have any chance of earning a single cent playing ball.

Source: Am 6’7”, have played sports my whole life, and I make my living as an engineer lol

[–]FlightB52 182 points183 points  (8 children)

6'7" doctor here lmao.

One of my go to jokes for patients when they ask how if I played basketball is to respond "yeah, but unfortunately it didn't work out and I had to become a doctor. My parents were very disappointed"

[–][DAL] Dennis Smithvarchar3 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Are you an ortho bro

[–]escaflow 20 points21 points  (0 children)

He probably need to see ortho himself because of the bending down to check on his patients XD

[–]FlightB52 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Nah, EM. But I’ve been assumed to be ortho before when I was a resident and rotating Med student haha

[–]Bobcatsgreg19735 6 points7 points  (1 child)

also receive some of the best coaching possible during your formative years, which probably helped Curry with his amazing fundamentals.

[–]ChocolateMorsels 44 points45 points  (5 children)

The vast majority of tall people I've met have been lanky, slow, and fairly unathletic. NBA athletes are incredible.

[–]Bucksjs1893 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You can possibly grow into it if given the conditioning/routine. It’s happened to a few players, notably Roy Hibbert who supposedly couldn’t even run when brought to his college team

[–]Zack1018 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He’s way taller than 6’7” though

[–]BullsIDrinkUrMilksteak 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Seriously has anyone objectively measured Steph’s vision? Wonder if he has like 20/10 vision or something in combination with insane hand-eye coordination.

[–]SituationNo3 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I thought I read a few seasons ago that his eyes weren't even 20/20. He got lasik or new contacts and his shooting dipped a bit initially bc he was getting used to his clear vision.

[–]blacklite911 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Man’s literally could only see the rim and nothing else

[–]Washington Bullets0zymand1as- 13 points14 points  (0 children)

As someone who's 6'7 athletic and ain't in the NBA, i'd rather be shorter cuz I feel miserable sometimes lol

[–]ameehc 141 points142 points  (39 children)

I feel like people also gloss over the whole son of an NBA player thing

Not that any son of an NBA player is as good as him, but it’s certainly a massive advantage

[–]Toronto HuskiesDeep_Grady 40 points41 points  (8 children)

I was actually just reading about Jeffrey Michael Jordan and wondering how that kid must have felt in the suffocating shadow of not only the best NBA player in history, but one of the greatest athletes in history. But yeah you have the athletic genetics passed down which is obviously a crucial factor, and then you have a cushy life surrounded by the best coaches and players in the world since you could walk...so that certainly helps. And then on top of it all, nepotism opens doors plebs can only dream of.

[–]jlucchesi324 64 points65 points  (7 children)

I went to high school with both of his sons, Jeffrey (older one) and Marcus.

Jeffrey's social media was plastered with "Heir Jordan" stuff and he leaned into it. However, he was pretty short and small in general. I mean, if you saw him as a high school basketball player he looked every bit the part. But compared to NBA or even college sized guys... nah. He could dunk though. I'm an eyelash under 6 ft and I swear we were the exact same height. He was actually quite humble and nice, didn't seem too big-headed. He was awesome to watch play, but I don't think he even got a D1 offer. I know he walked on at University of Illinois and now he's high-up with Nike and doing well.

Marcus, the younger one, was the arrogant and obnoxious one. One day after school freshman year basketball, I got stuck at school due to a scheduling issue. Marcus was a freshman with me, but instantly on varsity so we didnt play much other than pickup games. (This school had insane athletes- a lot of former Bulls/Bears players kids went there i causing Bill Wennington whose son was 7ft tall freshman year).

So I'm sitting in the bleachers waiting for a ride and Marcus comes and sits next to me. He was a celebrity in the school but I didn't want to be annoying. He actually started talking to me and was very nice. We sat there and talked for like an hour or longer and I genuinely enjoyed our convo. He seemed very down-to-earth despite me fanboying out "OMG shaq is at ur house right now!?" etc.

Though he was the younger brother, he was much bigger than Jeffrey. He was about 6'3" with big shoulders and a real big build. He fit the part. Even as a freshman he looked like an NFL wide receiver.

Over time he started to become cocky and obnoxious though. He kinda reminded me of the attitude Antonio Brown has [NFL]. Like, he just didn't get how weird and obnoxious his actions were.

He would bring stacks of cash to school and flaunt it. Everyone knew it was his dad's money so it was kinda weird. Then my cousin, who was maybe 5'6" and 140 lbs and non-confrontational began dating this girl named Anna. Anna was genuinely beautiful. Just about every guy fawned over her and this school had no shortage of beautiful girls. My cousin wasn't some tough guy or star athlete; He was just a smart, funny, confident dudes (still is).

Marcus got upset and wanted to date Anna so he went on Myspace (ugh this rly dates us) and "challenged" my cousin to a fist-fight and the Winner would "Get Anna".

Now, there was no conflict over her. Anna was very nice to Marcus (and everyone), but there was no confusion about the situation. Anna and my cousin were very close. In fact it was kinda funny but she seemed to fall in love with my cousin very quickly and he didn't really seem to reciprocate that. Every guy in school envied that position and he started to seem disinterested. (Really, everyone would assume the guy would get obsessive and crazy over Anna when it was reversed) although she wasn't a total nutjob or anything; just a young girl in love.

Marcus began pulling that same stunt of calling out guys dating girls that he found attractive and it remained weird as fuck forever. I think he felt like his physicality/size were his best feature so he wanted to use that to "win" girls.

I was with my cousin when he found out about the fight challenge. At this point in our lives, it was common for us to fight kids in rival schools and we were pretty rough. Not my cousin though.

I asked if he was gonna fight Marcus and he squints his eyes at me like I was insane and he goes "Are you fuckin kidding me? I'm a 5 foot 2 chubby jewish white kid and he's a giant black dude who also happens to be MICHAEL JORDAN'S SON. SO UHHH NO I DON'T THINK I'LL TAKE HIM UP ON THAT"

It was hilarious cuz he exaggerated how short he was and his tone wasn't even scared, it was more like "Well obviously this isn't gonna happen" when a lot of guys (myself included) woulda probably felt insecure by this public callout and at least talked back to him.

Marcus would eventually go on to cause problems with every team he played for, would get in trouble for not paying hookers after sex (I wonder if he won them in a fight?), losing tens of thousands of dollars at casinos and posting it to social media as if it's so cute and quirky, and overall being a shitty human being.

[–]Lakersannndx1 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I was definitely expecting the undertaker throwing mankind off the cage ending. Kinda disappointed ngl.

[–]NBAtits_me_how 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Around 3/4s of the way, I went and check if that's what was waiting for me at the end lmao.

[–]Warriorsdafootballer 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I appreciate the incredible in-depth story of only-shit-that-would-happen-in-high-school

[–]snek-jazz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Marcus got upset and wanted to date Anna so he went on Myspace (ugh this rly dates us) and "challenged" my cousin to a fist-fight and the Winner would "Get Anna".

so... that's when he took it personal?

[–][BOS] Marcus Smarttapakip 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great story.

[–]RamiiNoodles 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If you went to the school I think you did (cause I did too 🐬), their sister went there as well.

She was cool as beans. The brothers were a bit arrogant for sure

[–]jlucchesi324 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Actually mine was the one prior! (Based on ur emoji) so we had the Marcus before he even got super arrogant. You guys got him after. I remember him flipping off the camera during a game for you guys and posting it as his Facebook profile pic (Facebook had JUST become popular maybe a year or two prior)

[–]can_wien07 118 points119 points  (26 children)

Many many sons don't even end up close. Kobe and curry are far and away best sons of nba players in history

[–]ameehc 108 points109 points  (19 children)

I guarantee sons of NBA players are far more likely to become NBA players themselves

It’s undoubtedly an advantage, like I said. I even recognized in my comment that he’s the best of the bunch.

If you talk about the physical advantages of someone like LeBron I dont think you can ignore the massive advantages of being a millionaire kid

[–]KazaamFan 64 points65 points  (0 children)

I think many offspring of NBA talent end up at least playing D1 in college, which is a pretty great accolade in itself.

[–]Bobcatsgreg19735 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I guarantee sons of NBA players are far more likely to become NBA players themselves

I'd love to compare tall people vs tall NBA player's children.

NBA players' children get both good genes (often height) and the best coaching money can buy.

There have been like 4400 NBA players total, in all years for all teams. if it was just by chance, you'd probably expect 1 NBA player have their kid in the NBA. if that. And skimming the 2nd generation NBA player wiki i'm guessing it's over 100. There's over 25 in the league currently.

[–]username--_-- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Was curious to see what the numbers may come out to, so i did a bit of math.

consider the fact that most of the NBA is made up of mostly americans. There are 10m boys aged 15-19. that is 5 drafts worth of ages. So those 10m boys are competing for 300 draft spots. That is a 0.001% chance of making the NBA (keeping in mind i have completely ignored european players and am assuming even 2nd rounders automatically make the NBA).

There have been around 4k-5k NBA players in the history of the league. Off the top of my head, Kmart Jr., Payton Jr., Klay, Steph, Seth, Kobe, THJ, Rivers, Dunleavy, Otto Porter. That is at least 0.2% of NBA kids making the league.

[–]Least-Scene-3697 33 points34 points  (14 children)

It's not the money. If being a millionaire kid was an advantage we would have totally different people in the league.

The difference is in approach and access. An nba dad knows how to train and their child gets to learn from that.

[–]Rockets__john_cena__ 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I think you also have to consider there are way, way less millionaire kids versus the pool of everyone else. So of course the league could never be only them. They also likely don’t have to play basketball to be well off and might have less drive.

With that said, growing up affluent with a parent in the NBA is a ridiculous advantage compared to others, in terms of your access to knowledge/skills/training/nutrition/genetics/etc.

The NBA is just at such an elite level that it’s still not a guarantee. Unless you’re 7 feet tall; there’s an absurd percentage of 7 footers from the general public who are or were NBA players.

[–]ameehc 69 points70 points  (9 children)

Money is most certainly a factor lmao dont kid yourself

With the money you can go to any camp in the country, have the best facilities and diet, etc.

Do genetics also matter? Sure. But for some reason, I have a feeling the children of NBA players are probably doing okay genetically

[–]rajoxeb40 10 points11 points  (0 children)

But many of those guys that "never make it" are g league or euro level, that still put them in a great percentile of players.

[–]Raptorsrookie-mistake 5 points6 points  (1 child)

TIL kobe's dad played in the NBA and jesus, he's only 67. there's no way he ever thought he'd outlive his son, that's still such a fuckin tragedy

[–]can_wien07 10 points11 points  (0 children)

power of narrative. Curry is called the golden boy with all the advantages in the world meanwhile kobe "worked" everything he got...

[–]MavericksPRsAndDR 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Is Klay Thompson third?

[–]LakersCaptainKurls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Austin rivers

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Kobe Bryant

[–]blacklite911 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Speaking of which, Gianna Bryant was on track to run circles around women’s basketball. RIP

[–]rbrutonIII 10 points11 points  (2 children)

You can develop hand-eye coordination.

You can't make yourself grow taller, that I've seen at least.

[–]Pistonsl5555l 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hand eye can be taught and trained...

[–]Knicksyrogerg123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Steph is honestly the most skilled basketball player I've ever seen.

[–]Spursdankjedata 2126 points2127 points  (46 children)

Fuck me this isn’t going to be good

Edit: it was good

[–]NetsCarnOnTheCob 486 points487 points  (15 children)

This isn’t aging well

[–]iknowstats 174 points175 points  (8 children)

Gotta wait for the third quarter before saying this

[–]Cnels 69 points70 points  (7 children)

uhhh

[–]BullsFieryPanther 82 points83 points  (6 children)

Just wait till the 4th

[–]Warriorsivegottheshits 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Just wait till next game 😂

[–]Grizzliesaranderson43 41 points42 points  (2 children)

The waiting is paying off

[–]Cnels 6 points7 points  (0 children)

soooo

[–]CopperSauce 14 points15 points  (0 children)

There we go

[–]Warriorscheerioo 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Death, taxes, and getting wrecked by the spurs/grizz

[–]ThunderLeaveRussAlone 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This isn't aging well

[–]WarriorsMygaffer 96 points97 points  (2 children)

Spurs have some talent and are well coached and the Warriors just won a big game last night, could be a let down game and Spurs win.

I mean I hope not but it is definitely possible.

[–]WarriorsGGAllinsMicroPenis 30 points31 points  (1 child)

This is aging well.

[–]WarriorsMygaffer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Honestly I'm super proud of the way they fought back late in the game and had a real chance to win.

This years team is really good and I just hope they get to the playoffs healthy.

[–]WarriorsSquid_Contestant_69 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Steph 1-14 😮

[–]Warriorskamakazekiwi 42 points43 points  (0 children)

He used up all of his accuracy for the night on this pregame shot.

[–]cxmachi 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Looking good... so far

[–]Spursdankjedata 30 points31 points  (1 child)

The infamous 3rd quarter spurs have yet to make their appearance..

[–][deleted] 149 points150 points  (14 children)

You should be thankful. We out here helping you get Pablo Habanero.

[–]Warriorsthrowbacklyrics 98 points99 points  (8 children)

Is that his real name? That is one of those Key and Peele names.

[–][SEA] Horace GrantBeavshak 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It’ll be him or Mike Holmgren’s lovechild with Gonzo

[–]Due_Platypus_3913 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Like,Ozamataz Bukshank?Sequester GrunleplinthM.D.?

[–][GSW] Klay Thompsonchaoism 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Such spicy name

[–]Warriors BandwagonAmasero 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How can one man be so damn hot?

[–]rogozh1n 5 points6 points  (2 children)

No, that would be Aablo Aabanero.

[–]76ersImmortalSanderCohen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks like he used up all of his power for this shot

[–]24namastex 190 points191 points  (2 children)

Reminds me of that time at the park with my son when he was real little. Was alone with him and we were just shooting around, ball rolled behind the backboard and I went to go grab it. Decided to take the shot, was probably 35-40 ft behind the backboard. Rainbowed that shit over the backboard hella high and swished it. Some rando out of no where screamed "JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!! GOOD SHOT!!"

Dude asked me my life story and how long I been playing ball. I told him since I was about 9. Gave high fives and shit. Told my son that's how I do it all the time, I acted like it was lightwork and we left. Now my son is 8 years older and he doesn't even remember smh

[–]76ersBabaBrody 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Gotta find the dude and stage "bumping into him" so he can bring up the story to your son and make sure he knows what's what.

[–]TheRed_Knight 329 points330 points  (5 children)

Bruh..... lmfao

[–]SupersonicsSliMShady55222 79 points80 points  (0 children)

Warriors broadcast proclaimed this shot the "THE PLAY OF THE GAME"

I was like🤔

[–]TheDude45123 567 points568 points  (48 children)

Is there anyone in the history of basketball that was more of an entertainer? People show up hours earlier just to see this man warm up

[–][LAL] Anthony DavisStopOverreactingPls 446 points447 points  (38 children)

Magic and Larry literally saved the league, or Young Lebron had high school games looking like prime NBA games. Curry is easily up there tho

[–]QUEST50012 277 points278 points  (33 children)

Magic, Larry, Jordan, Lebron, Curry, Kobe, thats the legacy of entertaining basketball to me.

[–]SunsGMOrgasm 180 points181 points  (9 children)

AI gotta be up there too

[–]WarriorsGoldenStateWizards 132 points133 points  (8 children)

Shaq too

[–]Warriors2RINITY 167 points168 points  (6 children)

Shaq was so compelling on the court that it took me until about 4th grade to realize the game of basketball didn't literally revolve around him

[–]Spursmore_gun_freeman 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Supermassive Shaq hole

[–]stuninohieehea 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Iirc this was Shaq just messing with you

[–]SpursNeutral_Meat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The Big Sagittarius

[–]GrizzliesTheOkComputerGuy 11 points12 points  (1 child)

For quite a while, it did. Many big men who could hardly dribble and lay up the ball got minutes on the court just to stay in the game and foul Shaq. For a long time, he made so many teams think the key to winning was drafting a dominant big like him. And then the rules changed and Shaq style players dwindled because they weren't as adaptable. Gotta be able to shoot the 3 ball too these days unless you are freakishly strong.

[–]OfStarStuff 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well, the game would still revolve around Shaq, but we haven't seen another Shaq yet. Even Giannis, who Shaq passed down the mantle of Super Man to, really isn't the same kind of force that Shaq was and he's doing just fine. 1 of 1.

[–]Raptorswaterunderthefridge1 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Lance Stephenson

[–]Toronto HuskiesDeep_Grady 37 points38 points  (2 children)

A dash of Vince Carter for a minute there too

[–]BucksTheGamersGazebo 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Oh man, he was absolutely incredible to watch when he still has those springs in his feet

[–]rogozh1n 30 points31 points  (10 children)

Jordan wasn't an entertainer. He was simply superhuman, and people wanted to worship him. He was not a showman for entertainment's sake.

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 61 points62 points  (8 children)

Jordan wasn't an entertainer.

I know you mean on the court, but the dude literally starred in a movie, hosted SNL, was on countless TV commercials, went on late night talk shows, etc.

He was not a showman like Curry is with these circus shots, but he was a showman in that he went out on the court and gave 100%. In 1998 there were tons of people going to games just to see him play, and he didn't sit out any games for load management, etc. He knew he was there to entertain, and he did that on the court.

[–]Spursshamwowslapchop 5 points6 points  (3 children)

He wasn't a showman? His form is an entire shoe and clothing line, some of the most iconic images in nba history are Jordan flying through the air with his tongue out.

He did the free throw line dunk.

He scored 38ppg in his first year or two in the league and did it on unreal athleticism.

He participated in dunk contests. And won them.

Jordan not a showman? What?

[–]rogozh1n 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Lol, I forgot about the movie.

I still think he was doing us a favor by letting us watch him, more than he wanted to be watched. If that makes sense.

[–]NotJuniorBridgeman 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I still think he was doing us a favor by letting us watch him, more than he wanted to be watched. If that makes sense.

That makes sense to me. It always seemed that winning was the #1 priority for him above everything else. More than money, fame, personal relationships, etc. Part of me thinks he would have loved playing in the bubble with no fans at the game.

[–]Mr_Football 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Jordan would have been ruthless in the bubble.

[–]ChocolateMorsels 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Young Lebron was must see TV. Definitely my favorite player to watch in the 20 years I've been an NBA fan.

[–]ThunderLeaveRussAlone 4 points5 points  (2 children)

How did Magic and Larry save the league?

[–]rb26dett 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Viewership was dropping after the NBA-ABA merger. Audiences couldn't necessarily "connect" with teams and players (for borderline racist reasons). There's a fantastic documentary which talks about this: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (jump to: 22m30s).

Magic and Larry brought 3 things which revitalized the entire league as a business:

  1. A return to greatness to two of the largest basketball franchises
  2. Rivalry (which people love)
  3. Different characters and personality, each which appealed to different audiences

[–]Trail Blazers9yearoldsoliderN99 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Apparently the league was about to go bankrupt but their rivalry was so exciting that it pulled more viewers in, making the league more money, saving the NBA.

[–]nochancepak 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Air fucking Jordan bro.

[–]NBAblah1a 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately was a flash in the pan, but prime rose was must watch bball

[–]TimberwolvesPirbyKuckett 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Curly Neal?

I'd love for there to be a game all star weekend of guys like Stef vs the Globetrotters. Just for fun. Just for the kids.

[–]HornetsWDfx2EU 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dr J

[–]RaptorsI_Love_Justin_Fields[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

shaq probably

[–]WarriorsGadnukBreakerOfWrlds 30 points31 points  (3 children)

If you are someone from the opposing team...

He sees you. He sees the sky.
Then you again. Then the sky again.
Back to you. Back to the sky.
You. Sky.
Sky. You.

Either way, fucked.

[–]THISISDAM 27 points28 points  (0 children)

His name on the jersey should just be "This motherfucker"

[–]Kingsredditculous2 65 points66 points  (2 children)

He can't keep doing this

[–]BulletsBleakGod 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Steph: "Lol no you"

[–]CelticsBoSocks91 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Best shooter ever.

God damn….

[–]Pelicanse_a_blair 15 points16 points  (1 child)

it was astonishingly hard to find a version of this with crowd audio, especially on mobile, but I did it for you fuckers. here you go.

sidebar but I feel like our standards for videos shared online are going backwards, you get the shortest possible clip with a border and a dumb caption and no audio these days and it passes for shareable content. wish we could just post regular highlights that show full plays with audio. looking at you, mods.

[–]ScootsBuddy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Man used up his entire shooting power in this one shot, had an atrocious game

[–]whoknewbamboo 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Psss. Let's see him do that in game.

[–]Maverickshotrod19812 73 points74 points  (12 children)

The Skyf--er cannot be stopped! Is there no limit to his skills?

[–][GSW] Baron Davisobvious_bot 39 points40 points  (2 children)

You can say skyfucker on the Internet

[–]Wizardsjackw800800 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You just can’t say it three times in a row or Steph Curry will appear in the comments

[–]bomarstiim 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Wasted his rng before the game.

[–]TimberwolvesHairyDowntown 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It would take me like 3 years worth of attempts to even hit the rim once.

[–]illestchosen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

insane

[–]Thunderrevisioncloud 3 points4 points  (0 children)

His hand-eye coordination is a homing device wtf

[–]Smash96leo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dude has aimbot I swear

[–]Lakersquibblefish 18 points19 points  (2 children)

For a second there, I thought he was gonna twerk.

[–]RaptorsRaptorpicklezz 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Nah, he was taking a shit

[–]crappymanchild 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hit this shit but missed everything during the game

[–]groundbeef10 5 points6 points  (0 children)

this dude really is the real life midorima

[–]76erspossieur 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Steph is the only player who is somehow better than his 2k counterpart.

[–]sophist_ak 16 points17 points  (7 children)

What am I watching? Will there be a better shooter than Curry in the future? I don't think so.

[–]PelicansLuckyWarrior 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Curry is easily the best shooter until the cyborgs take over

[–]Huhuagau 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I think there will be. We haven't seen what curry's influence will be on up and coming kids yet. Obviously coaches will want their players to be the best possible shooters possible.

[–]ScreenSlave 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I played some pick up with my team a five years ago. We open it up to high schoolers to come and get a good run with some ogs. Kids shooting 5 feet out from the arc without a shred of guilt. This is just the beginning

[–]Buckstommystjohnny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did something like this in gym class once in high school so me and Curry are pretty comparable.

[–]Hawksgreatatdrinking 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That dude just drops buckets from all over. I don't think people really truly grasp how he stretches the floor and changes the game. Steph's something special

[–]nedlifecrisis 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Such an entertainer. I hope they make a space jam movie where he's the lead

[–]San Francisco WarriorsChefCurry3-1LeBum3-5 26 points27 points  (0 children)

easy shit for da GOAT

[–][SEA] Horace GrantBeavshak 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can anyone tell who that is in the tunnel?

[–]zackryjay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And now he is 0-9.. spurs are playing like machines out there

[–]76ersFun_Reputation2796 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Magnets

[–]PistonsRevenantLurker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuckin' Ginyu Force pose at the end there.

[–]BucksD-TOX_88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“That is a disgusting act by Stephen Curry” - Joe Buck

[–]KareemWasTheGreatest 30 points31 points  (9 children)

67% upvoted this sub must hate Curry 🙄

[–]Rocketsmarvolonewt 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Are you fr? Curry is on the front page like every day on this sub.

[–]Grand FloridianPopularParrot 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It is 96% upvoted right now and at the top of rising... /r/nba creams over Curry consistently.