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Stephen Curry challenges Nik Stauskas to 3-point shooting contest

Nik StauskasMichigan’s Nik Stauskas returned home to Canada this week and decided to release a new shooting video. In the video, Stauskas went 70-of-76 (92.1 percent) on his shots in the rain, including 46 straight makes. Needless to say, the exhibition was impressive.

Stauskas’ show was so impressive that it even caught the attention of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who just set the NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a season. Curry tweeted the video and gave a friendly challenge to Stauskas, who made 44 percent of his threes last season for the Wolverines.

Stauskas was thrilled to hear from Curry and said he was down:

Sounds like fun, but I would definitely have Curry in this one. He shot 45.3 percent on threes in the NBA this season, which was a higher percentage than Stauskas despite being at a further distance. Though, if the contest took place in Stauskas’ backyard, I might lean toward him because of the home court advantage.

H/T MLive.com

Steph Curry makes up for missed high five with Draymond Green (Picture)

Not only is Steph Curry a baller who went off for an NBA season-high 54 points Wednesday, but he’s also aware of what’s buzzing on the Internet about him.

During the middle of his hot streak against the Knicks, Curry was so focused on shimmying that he totally blew off teammate Draymond Green for a high five in the fourth quarter:

Curry set out to right that wrong with his teammate by posing for a high five on Thursday:

Steph Curry Draymond Green

Glad they squared that up. Well played, gentlemen.

Photo credit: Twitter/Stephen Curry; GIF via @cjzero

Steph Curry was so hot his teammates treated him like a pitcher throwing a no-hitter

Steph Curry posted one of the best individual games in the NBA this season. The Warriors guard had an NBA season-high 54 points at Madison Square Garden Wednesday in a 109-105 loss to the New York Knicks.

Curry went 18-28 (64.3%), 11-13 (84.6%) on threes, and 7-7 at the free throw line to give him his career-high game. His 11 threes were a franchise record and one behind the NBA record shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.

Curry was so hot he says his teammates began treating him like a pitcher in the middle of a no-hitter.

“My teammates started jabbing at me. They were at my ear, treating me like a pitcher throwing a no-hitter, not trying to touch my right hand and all that funny stuff,” Curry said after the game, via the New York Post. “I knew I was knocking down shots. I knew it was a good night, but I didn’t know exactly what they meant. I was trying not to look at the scoreboard because you don’t want to jinx yourself or get too excited because we obviously had to get the win or try to get the win. But once my teammates started jabbing at me, I kind of realized.”

Curry also had 38 points on 14-20 shooting the night before (also a Warriors loss) to further cement his hot stretch.

The shot chart from Curry’s last two games tells a heck of a story:

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Roy Hibbert on Steph Curry: ‘I didn’t even feel him’ (Video)

Roy Hibbert was ejected following a fight between the Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, and his comments about Steph Curry after the game were pretty funny.

Hibbert and David Lee were fighting for position for a rebound in the fourth quarter. Lee shoved Hibbert, Hibbert shoved back, and the two bumped chests. That’s when Curry entered the picture, trying to pull Hibbert away from Lee. Hibbert then tossed Curry aside, and tossed him aside again after Curry came back at him.

“I saw some light skinned guy coming at me. I didn’t know if it was Curry or Klay Thompson,” Hibbert said after the game, via The Indianapolis Star.

After being told it was Curry who came after him, Hibbert said that the guard shouldn’t have gotten involved.

“Really, it was between me and David Lee. I don’t know why the other guy (Curry) came at me,” said Hibbert.

“Seriously, I didn’t even feel him. He just ran on me and … I dunno. It’s between me and David Lee and he wants to get involved. I’m the type of person I don’t want to start anything with somebody that’s smaller than me. If I have somebody my size I’ll take it out like me. But I don’t take pride in tossing a little guy to the side.”

Hibbert knows the league will review the play. He emphasized that the incident was out of character for him.

“I’m a mellow guy,” Hibbert said, according to The Star. “I don’t talk trash, I just go out and play tough. I’m not a thug, just a laid-back, gentle guy.”

Hibbert was the only one ejected, though Lee, David West, Thompson, and Curry received technical fouls. The Pacers won the game 108-97, getting 13 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks from Hibbert before his ejection. Curry had 38 points in the loss, and probably one bruised ego after getting tossed aside.

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Steph Curry has some nasty scratch marks on his arm (Picture)

steph curry arm scratches

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry went to Chicago and left with a souvenir he probably could have done without. Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson shared the above photo of Curry shortly after the Dubs lost to the Bulls 103-87 on Friday. In his tweet, Thompson implied that Curry received the scratch from Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich.

We have no confirmation about when and how the scratch was received, but it might not be a bad idea for Curry to mix in a tetanus shot at some point during the road trip.

And Kris Humphries thought his scratch mark was bad? That was nothing.

Photo credit: Twitter/Marcus Thompson
H/T Minus Twenty-Two

Stephen Curry Hits the Nike Laboratory to Figure Out How He’s Injuring His Ankle

Stephen Curry has sprained his ankle multiple times. These things don’t just happen. You can’t injure your ankle more than one time playing professional basketball. It just doesn’t make any sense. So what type of explanation could there be for this unusual phenomenon? It must be the shoes.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Curry recently traveled to the Nike laboratory in Beaverton, Ore. His mission: finding a shoe that fits properly.  Curry had his shoes and foot analyzed and came to the conclusion that his ankle has a tendency to roll outward, which has been causing his low ankle sprains.

Curry has decided to switch to a different sneaker while he waits for the complete analysis to come in. He has changed to a Nike shoe that fits lower and wider.

You really can do anything with technology these days.  You think Bill Russell underwent a foot and sneaker analysis when he tweaked a muscle or sprained his ankle back in the day?  If it works, I guess it’s worth it.  It just seems a little over the top to me.  Maybe I’m old fashioned even though I’m 23. Does that make sense?

Chest bump to I Am a GM for passing the story along

Stephen Curry Wears Half Davidson-Half Duke Jersey to Support Alma Mater, Brother

There aren’t many things in sports that are lamer than the two-sided jersey. Warriors guard Stephen Curry was in attendance Friday night to watch his alma mater, Davidson, take on Duke. Since Stephen’s brother Seth Curry plays for Duke, he decided to break out the two-sided jersey to support both his brother and his old college team. The last person we saw do this was Brady Quinn’s sister to show her allegiance to Brady and her boyfriend, A.J. Hawk.  Need we say more?

Photo Credit: Bret Strelow