Stephen Curry Was Unconscious In Minnesota, Even For Him
The unfortunate thing about Stephen Curry's universal appeal is that eventually people are going to turn on him. Not every game is going to be 46 points, including eight 3-pointers, as it was in the Warriors' win over the TimberWolves on Thursday. Right now Curry is playing a game of higher and higher expectations, and there's no way that anyone can keep that up. It's just human nature that what gets built too high must eventually be knocked down.
But the fact is that Curry is right now doing things that no one has seen before -- if you;re honest, his game is wrinkling your brain. Some stats:
-- 31 percent of Curry's total shots this season have been wide open 3's, with defender four feet or further away. (nbasavant.com).
-- The Warriors are off to a 10-0 start, the best in franchise history.
-- '15-'16 averages: Curry: 33 pts, 5 reb, 6 ast, 53% FG, 93% FT; LeBron James: 25 pts, 7 reb, 7 ast, 50% FG, 61% FT. (via @KGTrashTalk).
2015-16 Steph Curry: 333 points. 1996-97 Michael Jordan: 288 points. pic.twitter.com/w3leFhWRCU
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 13, 2015
Some highlights from Thursday:
This is funny:
— J'Rod (@JROD813) November 13, 2015
The Warriors' focus right now is beating the Spurs and Clippers and Cavaliers and whomever else is motivated to knock them off their pedestal, and that's hard when all anyone is talking about is winning 72 games. So enjoy this win streak, and Curry, while you can because that off night, or off stretch, is coming.
And people are going to want to see that as well. It's the dynamics of increasing expectations: the more you win and the better you get, the more people are going to want to see you fail. It's written into our ancient literature and our very DNA. So how far well Steph Curry rise before the air becomes to thin to sustain human life? Answer unclear. So let's just enjoy the ride.
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