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The Steph Curry Show Hits the City Streets

May 1, 2013

Golden State Warriors v Phoenix SunsThe unquestioned leader of the Golden State Warriors–who are one win away from moving to the second round of the NBA playoffs–has racked up 124 points in five games against the Denver Nuggets, including jaw-dropping shooting displays in two home games.

But ridiculously deep shots and twisting layups have become the norm for Curry, who breezed through NBA defenses on his way to a new three-point shooting record.

Let’s put Curry to the test and give him more of an urban challenge. We know he can hit from the corner, the wing, the top of the arc, and even half-court. But can he sink a shot from way downtown? Here are the top five places I want to see Curry take a shot from, a la Dude Perfect. I don’t want him to miss any shots, but forgive me for trying to prove that he’s human.

coit tower1. Coit Tower

Let’s start with a simpler shot: dropping the ball from the top of Coit Tower into a hoop waiting at the entrance below. Even though it doesn’t take power, Curry would have to be deadly accurate (as usual) and play the wind on this one. Given Curry’s expertise with the basketball, chances are he does this with his eyes closed and then taunts the crowd afterwards.

lombard st

2. Lombard Street

I want to put Curry on top of Lombard Street, place a hoop at the bottom, and see if he can navigate a bounce shot down the crookedest street in the world. If the “game” is on the line, a swish is a safe bet. If he makes this shot while taking a trolley down Lombard, he might never miss again.

Balboa Cafe3. Balboa Cafe

It’s going to be a lot more difficult than you think when the defender in this one-on-one scenario is Marina Girl Says, who isn’t physically imposing, but will mentally wear down even the most hardened of veterans. If Curry is wearing his mustard-colored pinstriped uniform, Marina Girl will give him hell, and the constant critiquing of his appearance may cause him to finally clank a shot off a hoop in the back of the bar.

Warriors arena rendering4. Bay Bridge

For this shot, I might finally be able to best the shooting magician. Not only will Curry have to stand on top of a double-decker sight-seeing tour bus, he will have to nail a shot from the South side of the Bay Bridge while the vehicle moves into the city and he fights the distraction of the pulsating Bay Lights. The basket? It’s on the unfinished lot on the Embarcadero where the Warriors new coliseum will be built over the next five years.

Mt. Davis o.co5. Mt. Davis

It’s only fair that Curry’s most difficult challenge be back in Oakland. Let’s put a hoop hanging off the first row of Mt. Davis at o.Co Coliseum (home of the Oakland A’s, right next door to the Warriors’ Oracle Arena) and see Curry launch a shot from second base. We’ve seen him make it from some crazy distances, but adding in the height factor is a whole new challenge.

What do you think? Tweet me @Jamblinman with suggestions of other crazy trick shots that may stump the sweet stroke of Steph Curry.

Thunderstruck

February 20, 2012

As much as I want to just go on and on about my MLB Fan Cave campaign and how it’s now down to the final two days before they cut us to 30, there’s one story in the NBA I just can’t ignore. And that is the Oklahoma City Thunder’s dismantling of the Denver Nuggets the other night. Wait, dismantling? They won by six and it took overtime to get the dubya. That confuses me greatly considering the information immediately following this paragraph. But that’s a blopic for a different day.

What I want to discuss is the insanity that the big three on the Thunder brought to the floor. Holy. Smokes. Everyone knows Kevin Durant is a scorer, but 51? Everyone know Russell Westbrook can ball, but 40? And Serge Ibaka (er…Iblocka) has tons of potential, but a triple-double that included 11 blocks? That’s just absolutely ridiculous.

It was only a matter of time before the Durantula dropped a half-century on us. But the same night that his P.I.C. threw down 40? Which just so happened to coincide with their young big man coming through with a rare, exceptionally dominant triple-double? I don’t know what the odds are of the planets aligning like that, but it’s pretty awesome. Hopefully it isn’t forgotten by the casual fan, like the Dodgers’ back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-walk-off home runs were.

The fans who attended this Thunder/Nuggets game must have been going absolutely bonkers. That would have been a hell of a game to watch if it just went to OT. Or if one of those players had just had a big night. Instead, all of the above occurred and one of the best regular season games we’ve seen in a long time ensued. Okay, so I wasn’t watching. But I wish I had been.

Instead, I was busy campaigning my butt off all weekend for the MLB Fan Cave. Hah, I almost made it an entire blog without a plug. Sorry I’m not sorry. The newest news is this: I stayed up late e-mailing every journalist, sports reporter and radio host known to man in hopes of landing one last big-name interview before Wednesday to get some last-minute exposure. I also finished my second promo video (Sh*t Rivals Say: Giants vs. Dodgers), and contributed to a group one that will be an absolute GEM.

Lastly, I set up one more Facebook event. This one I called 30-for-3o (fingers crossed that ESPN doesn’t sue me for infringement). Meaning, PLEASE vote for me 30 times each today and tomorrow, to get me to the final 30. It takes three minutes to vote 30 times, and if everyone I’ve ever met does it whole-heartedly, I will be running up that vote ladder.

So, I hope you enjoyed KD, Russ West (I immediately regret this awful nickname) and Serge “Iblocka” Ibaka. But I truly hope you enjoy helping a friend out even more.


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