We all spend countless hours on YouTube indulging in the endless supply of NBA content. During these YouTube adventures I find myself always watching three or four specific clips that never fail to amaze me, no matter how many times I’ve selected the best possible viewing definition and clicked play.
I mean, there are typically several highlight videos of the same play or a remarkable performance, and you have to narrow many of these down to the ones you personally enjoy.
It was late February in 2013, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors travelled to New York to take on Carmello Anthony and the New York Knicks.
Throughout Curry’s whole career he had been touted as too small, too fragile, and ineffective.
The 2012-2013 season he began to gain that much-deserved recognition, averaging a career-high 22.9 points per game; while shooting career-best 45.3 per cent from downtown (according to ESPN.com).
Since then Curry’s rise has been truly remarkable – he’s gone on to claim two MVP awards, one NBA championship, and is now considered a top player in the league.
The quantity of amazing highlight footage of Steph online is staggering.
This clip occurred just before he became a household name, and it’s nothing short of memorising.
Steph had a monster night: 54 points (18-of-29 FGs, 11-13 3FGs, 7-of-7 FTs), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals (ESPN.com).
His soft touch; that quick trigger; his mind-blowing handles; the ability to shoot off the dribble – the guy was in stud-mode.
Select 720p HD and see for yourself. Keep an eye on Curry’s sweet move at the 53-second mark – smooth as.
It’s still hard to understand how the Warriors lost this game.