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Monday, October 15, 2018

Articles tagged: Stephen Curry

Steve Kerr, Warriors react to Donald Trump cancelling Eagles’ White House visit

Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr has been one of the most outspoken voices in the NBA when it comes to disagreeing with Donald Trump, so you can probably guess what the Warriors coach thought of Trump’s decision to cancel the Super Bowl champions’ visit to the White House this week.

On Tuesday, Kerr criticized Trump for intentionally dividing the country for his own personal gain. He also praised Eagles players for the work they have done within their communities.

Draymond Green echoed those sentiments, noting that perhaps the White House visit should no longer be a tradition if the president is going to be revoking invitations.

LeBron James spoke for both the Cavaliers and Warriors earlier in the day when he said players from either team would turn down any invitation to the White House after the NBA Finals. Stephen Curry and others had no problem with what LeBron said.

The Warriors skipped their visit to the White House last year, so it makes sense that they would do the same if they won another title. And considering the main reason why Trump probably disinvited the Eagles, there’s a good chance he would have done the same with either the Warriors or the Cavs. As Green said, the tradition of visiting the White House may need to be put on hold while Trump is in office if this pattern continues.

Tristan Thompson not happy about Stephen Curry question

Tristan Thompson

Stephen Curry was all that anyone could talk about during Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, much to the annoyance of Tristan Thompson.

After Curry dropped 33 points on an NBA Finals-record nine triples in Golden State’s 122-103 win over Cleveland, Thompson was asked by a reporter in the locker room if the Cavaliers felt “helpless” trying to guard the two-time MVP. Thompson dropped a number of expletives in response and proceeded to cut his interview short. He also gave a vulgar reply to another question about the officiating, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

It was obviously a frustrating evening for Thompson, who finished with just five rebounds (albeit 11 points) and regularly found himself stuck on an island defending Curry in Cleveland’s switch-heavy scheme.

Curry’s night was certainly historic and led to some great Twitter reactions. But it is never fun to be on the other side of such a performance, as Thompson and the Cavs can attest to.

Steph Curry cracks joke about Klay Thompson’s ankle injury

Stephen Curry was in a good enough mood after Game 2 of the NBA Finals to deliver a funny line about his history of ankle injuries.

During Game 1, Klay Thompson suffered an ankle sprain after a collision with JR Smith. He reportedly received around-the-clock treatment prior to Game 2.

Thompson did play in Game 2 and scored 20 points in 34 minutes on the floor. After the game, Thompson was responding to a question about his ankle when Curry interjected with a line that prompted laughter.

Curry has had his share of ankle injuries during his career. If there’s one person who knows what it’s like dealing with one and recovering from one, it would be him. Thompson certainly has a good resource at his disposal.

Twitter reacts to Steph Curry setting NBA Finals record

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Steph Curry was on fire in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, and there really is nothing you can do when that happens.

Curry made an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers in Game 2, going 9-for-17 on threes as part of a 33-point game. 16 of his points came in the fourth quarter, including this ridiculous shot.

The Golden State Warriors star added seven rebounds and eight assists for good measure. Twitter had all sorts of plaudits for Curry.


Watch: Steph Curry gets into it with Kendrick Perkins

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Steph Curry got into it with Kendrick Perkins at the end of the third quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night in Oakland.

Curry attempted a shot in front of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench just before the quarter ended. He missed and then tripped over Kendrick Perkins, whose legs were extended. The two got face-to-face after that:

Perkins was signed by the Cavs late in the season and has only played 15 minutes — in one game in April. He’s even just wearing a suit on the bench rather than a uniform. But between this and his incident with Draymond Green in Game 1, he’s managed to capture plenty of attention. That’s not even counting his beef with Drake too.

Watch: Steph Curry drains deep three before halftime

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No shot is too far out of Stephen Curry’s range.

Curry nailed a 3-pointer from way downtown just before halftime of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith gambled by going for a steal and was burned by Curry, who ended up with a wide open shot.

Instead of being down by three entering halftime, the shot from Curry tied the game at 56.

Curry shot 7-for-12 in the first half, good for 18 points. You have to wonder what Smith was thinking, which is a question frequently asked about him.

Stephen Curry does not care about winning Finals MVP

Stephen Curry doesn’t really give a hoot about a big perceived blemish on his NBA resume.

Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors star was asked if he was concerned about taking home the Finals MVP Award this year.

“It took to the second question of my first media availability [of the 2018 Finals], so I’m pretty sure that narrative’s going to take life, as it has since 2015,” said Curry, according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. “But it doesn’t make or break my career or whatever you want to say looking back. If we win this championship and I don’t win Finals MVP, I’m going to be smiling just as wide and just as big.

“I’m going to play aggressively, confidently with that right energy and motivation to help my team win,” he continued. “And usually when I’m in that mindset, good things happen, whether that means it’s a Finals MVP or not, who cares, but I’m going to be playing like it for sure.”

Curry, the two-time regular season MVP, has two championships to his name but has yet to win a Finals MVP — Andre Iguodala won it during the Warriors’ title in 2015 and Kevin Durant took it home during their 2017 title.

If Curry never wins the award, many would see it as a knock on his legacy, particularly relative to other all-time greats. But the ring will always takes precedence over individual accolades, as Curry’s rival this series would agree.

H/T SLAMOnline