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(YouTube)   Steph Curry miraculously makes five full court shots in a row. My wife Morgan Fairchild was there and saw it with her own eyes   (youtube.com) divider line
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2022-12-06 7:44:23 AM  
It's like he found the secret spot in Double Dribble
 
2022-12-06 7:51:04 AM  
It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.
 
2022-12-06 7:52:56 AM  

NewportBarGuy: It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.


He makes the Ray Allens and Reggie Millers look like they were scrub shooters.  He's reset the bar and expectations entirely.  I doubted him coming out of college.  I was VERY wrong.
 
2022-12-06 7:53:03 AM  
would 6 have been too unbelievable?
 
2022-12-06 7:57:28 AM  

tembaarmswide: NewportBarGuy: It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.

He makes the Ray Allens and Reggie Millers look like they were scrub shooters.  He's reset the bar and expectations entirely.  I doubted him coming out of college.  I was VERY wrong.


You were not alone. I've been a very casual NBA fan for a long time, but watched it regularly during the 80's and 90's... My brother-in-law works for ESPN... he told me early on... you gotta watch this kid Steph. Never even heard of him because I wasn't watching college at the time.

First game I saw him, he put up like 40 points (mostly 3's of course) and never broke a sweat. It was one of the most insane performances I had ever seen. Kobe is Kobe... MJ is MJ... all the other greats were fantastic in what they did. But, Steph? Steph is from another planet.
 
2022-12-06 8:00:57 AM  
Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s
 
2022-12-06 8:00:58 AM  

NewportBarGuy: tembaarmswide: NewportBarGuy: It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.

He makes the Ray Allens and Reggie Millers look like they were scrub shooters.  He's reset the bar and expectations entirely.  I doubted him coming out of college.  I was VERY wrong.

You were not alone. I've been a very casual NBA fan for a long time, but watched it regularly during the 80's and 90's... My brother-in-law works for ESPN... he told me early on... you gotta watch this kid Steph. Never even heard of him because I wasn't watching college at the time.

First game I saw him, he put up like 40 points (mostly 3's of course) and never broke a sweat. It was one of the most insane performances I had ever seen. Kobe is Kobe... MJ is MJ... all the other greats were fantastic in what they did. But, Steph? Steph is from another planet.


I remember seeing a few of his games at Davidson and thinking.  "man, he's a great shooter but, he'll get broken in the NBA"  He has had injuries, of course.. but, he's been durable and has used his small size as a stealth advantage to always get a shot off.
 
2022-12-06 8:22:32 AM  

Gubbo: Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s


It is unquestionably the latter.
 
2022-12-06 9:09:39 AM  
The number of people on Twitter and Instagram who thought this was real AND thought it was entirely possible for anyone to do this. People are so dumb.
 
2022-12-06 9:14:37 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: The number of people on Twitter and Instagram who thought this was real AND thought it was entirely possible for anyone to do this. People are so dumb.


If they'd shown just 1. You could kind of almost believe that with enough shots, one might drop.

I assume the fixed camera position makes it much easier to deal with, no camera motion tracking trickiness to deal with.
 
2022-12-06 9:23:44 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Gubbo: Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s

It is unquestionably the latter.


I think that's very questionable.  Steph is the GOAT shooter, but moneyball and the rise of analytics is what moved the league.
 
2022-12-06 9:25:34 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Gubbo: Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s

It is unquestionably the latter.


NBA's 3-point revolution: How 1 shot is changing the game | NBA.com

The number of threes taken per game increased every year since 1981 except the year they moved the line back.
 
2022-12-06 9:29:23 AM  
Somebody needs to sign this guy up for DudePerfect.
 
2022-12-06 9:37:07 AM  

FLMountainMan: Eddie Hazel's E string: Gubbo: Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s

It is unquestionably the latter.

NBA's 3-point revolution: How 1 shot is changing the game | NBA.com

The number of threes taken per game increased every year since 1981 except the year they moved the line back.


That's true, but most people around the game still credit him with a singular influence. While it was an upward trend before he debuted, you could simply look at the 3-point approach the year before he entered and what teams do now.

Steph Curry has revolutionized the NBA, for better or for worse

Patrick Ewing believes Steph Curry changed basketball like MJ

Steph Curry: how Golden State Warriors star 'revolutionized' the NBA

How Stephen Curry ushered NBA's greatest shooting era

I've seen lots of these articles over the years, and it seems to be a consensus. Even the NBA on TNT guys frequently talk about Steph changing strategy and player development.
 
2022-12-06 9:46:41 AM  
My favourite comment I've seen was "The only way I'll believe this is real is if Kyrie says it's fake".

I wish I could credit the person that wrote it...
 
2022-12-06 9:48:49 AM  

Gubbo: Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s


First the former, then the latter.

More specifically, Steph has redefined what a "3" actually is. If the league decided to move the 3pt-line back a foot or so, a number of players wouldn't be able to adjust, and would instead start shooting long 2-pointers. Steph, OTOH, would barely notice the difference. But more and more young players are trying to emulate him both by shooting longer-range 3s, and being willing to shoot them despite the defender or the position on the court; in the short term, this is detrimental thanks to reduced accuracy (since, duh, no one else is Steph Curry), but in the long run, those shots will start dropping in on a more regular basis.

Heck, if the NBA put in a *4-point* line, it would probably still be well within Steph's range.
 
2022-12-06 12:01:36 PM  

Gubbo: Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s


I think the first was happening anyways and then Steve Kerr gave his entire team the greenest of green lights to just let it fly if they had an open shot.  The NBA probably ends up in the same place it is now anyways, but the shots that Steph and Klay were taking (and winning with) in 2014 would have gotten them benched on about 25 other teams at the time.
 
2022-12-06 12:04:19 PM  

NewportBarGuy: It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.


The only thing I do not like about Curry (and it's not his fault) is that his unnatural release and shot has influenced an entire generation to try to emulate him and they have failed miserably instead of sticking to fundamentals.

On top of that him and some other NBA players taking outrageous shots have encouraged an entire generation to focus on those type of shots and their basic skills are godawful, so much so that I don't even bother to watch the game anymore.
 
2022-12-06 12:47:57 PM  
fark I'm old, but maybe the NBA will add this some day.

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2022-12-06 12:49:54 PM  

OhioUGrad: NewportBarGuy: It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.

The only thing I do not like about Curry (and it's not his fault) is that his unnatural release and shot has influenced an entire generation to try to emulate him and they have failed miserably instead of sticking to fundamentals.

On top of that him and some other NBA players taking outrageous shots have encouraged an entire generation to focus on those type of shots and their basic skills are godawful, so much so that I don't even bother to watch the game anymore.


He is kind of Jordanesque in the way he plays is not really emulatable, but people feel like they can, and it's gonna make things shiatty for viewers for a while.
 
2022-12-06 1:07:00 PM  

IAmRight: OhioUGrad: NewportBarGuy: It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.

The only thing I do not like about Curry (and it's not his fault) is that his unnatural release and shot has influenced an entire generation to try to emulate him and they have failed miserably instead of sticking to fundamentals.

On top of that him and some other NBA players taking outrageous shots have encouraged an entire generation to focus on those type of shots and their basic skills are godawful, so much so that I don't even bother to watch the game anymore.

He is kind of Jordanesque in the way he plays is not really emulatable, but people feel like they can, and it's gonna make things shiatty for viewers for a while.


It beats the days of Iverson and shiatty point guards at the playground doing nothing but dribbling while the rest of us stood around bored, then hurling themselves into the biggest defender and calling foul.
 
2022-12-06 1:42:09 PM  

FLMountainMan: It beats the days of Iverson and shiatty point guards at the playground doing nothing but dribbling while the rest of us stood around bored, then hurling themselves into the biggest defender and calling foul.


Or Shaq and other big men dribbling backwards to the basket for 10 seconds, slowly pushing everyone out of the path, just so they can turn and shoot from 5 feet away.
 
2022-12-06 3:02:25 PM  

OptionC: Gubbo: Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s

I think the first was happening anyways and then Steve Kerr gave his entire team the greenest of green lights to just let it fly if they had an open shot.  The NBA probably ends up in the same place it is now anyways, but the shots that Steph and Klay were taking (and winning with) in 2014 would have gotten them benched on about 25 other teams at the time.


It took Kerr a while to get used to it.

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2022-12-06 4:32:58 PM  

IAmRight: OhioUGrad: NewportBarGuy: It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.

The only thing I do not like about Curry (and it's not his fault) is that his unnatural release and shot has influenced an entire generation to try to emulate him and they have failed miserably instead of sticking to fundamentals.

On top of that him and some other NBA players taking outrageous shots have encouraged an entire generation to focus on those type of shots and their basic skills are godawful, so much so that I don't even bother to watch the game anymore.

He is kind of Jordanesque in the way he plays is not really emulatable, but people feel like they can, and it's gonna make things shiatty for viewers for a while.


Shiatty for viewers how? 

'Put simply, 100 doesn't guarantee anything. Teams with at least 100 points are losing 45% of their games so far this season, the highest such rate in more than 50 years and nearly 10% higher than the league's all-time average.'

https://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Analysis-In-the-NBA-100-points-no-longer-17634136.php

The problem this year is all the traveling and palming calls. While the calls are technically correct, many more are missed (Luka every time he has the ball) and all the calls disrupt the game. That turns me off way more than a team jacking up a lot of threes.
 
2022-12-06 5:31:47 PM  

FLMountainMan: Eddie Hazel's E string: Gubbo: Did the game move to shooting more 3s and Steph benefitted.

Or did Steph move the league to shooting more 3s

It is unquestionably the latter.

NBA's 3-point revolution: How 1 shot is changing the game | NBA.com

The number of threes taken per game increased every year since 1981 except the year they moved the line back.


3 Point Attempts per-team-per-game haven't really changed much over the last 4 seasons and are slightly down this year:

https://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_stats_per_game.html

Scoring is up quite a bit so far this year, though we're only about a quarter of the way through and that might just be an artifact of 2 teams really filling the bucket at a ridiculous rate (Celtics and Kings)
 
2022-12-06 11:26:09 PM  
That looks real. The rumors of my massive hog are also totally real.
 
2022-12-07 3:57:30 PM  

OhioUGrad: NewportBarGuy: It's fake, but Steph is absolutely the best natural shooter in the history of the game. Period.

The only thing I do not like about Curry (and it's not his fault) is that his unnatural release and shot has influenced an entire generation to try to emulate him and they have failed miserably instead of sticking to fundamentals.

On top of that him and some other NBA players taking outrageous shots have encouraged an entire generation to focus on those type of shots and their basic skills are godawful, so much so that I don't even bother to watch the game anymore.


This. Zero fundamentals in the NBA anymore. Just try to shoot a three almost every time down. I long for the 90's with the post game and mid-range jumpers. Those games were so fun to watch. The NBA of today is unwatchable.
 
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