Tag: Stephen Curry

Barack Obama, Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry says President Barack Obama talked trash during their round of golf


Stephen Curry recently golfed with President Barack Obama – and it wasn’t just a friendly round.

A pretty good golfer, Curry said Obama talked trash by staring him down on putts and pointing out his jitters.

The foursome also included Ray Allen and Dell Curry, the father-son duo against Allen and the president. Obama even teased his teammate Allen, according to Curry.

Obama’s heckling apparently worked. Curry said the president and Allen won.

Stephen Curry says he’s not the NBA’s best-ever outside shooter – yet, at least

Golden State Warriros v Boston Celtics

Stephen Curry ranks 50th in all-time 3-pointers made. But he also has a higher 3-point percentage than anyone in the top 140 of total 3s made.

Is that enough to rank Curry, who has made 44% of his 3-pointers and broke his own record for 3-pointers in a season, the best outside shooter of all time?

He says no.

The Warriors star was asked how long someone must play before claiming that title.

Curry, who has played six NBA seasons, on The Dan Patrick Show:

10 years. That’s enough time to, enough body of work, for you to really assess consistency and the sheer repetitions and amount of shots that you’re making. So, I’ve got three more good years left until I think I get into that conversation.

I’m taking Curry right now.

He could still slump in coming years and dip back below Ray Allen and Reggie Miller. But I believe Curry has already done enough to convince his 3-point shooting isn’t a fluke. His ability to shoot off the catch and off the bounce, from a variety of locations, while closely guarded – it’s just unmatched.

Stephen Curry to stalker: Chill

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry has advice:

Listen to the man.

Shaq would take Jordan over LeBron in hypothetical one-on-one matchup

Michael Jordan, LeBron James

Ask Michael Jordan, and he’ll say at his peak “no question” he could beat LeBron James in a game of one-on-one.

Ask LeBron and he will bet on himself.

If either of those answers feels like a surprise, then you were probably caught off guard by the ending of the movie “Titanic.”

What we need is a neutral third party to weigh in on this meaningless debate… how about Shaquille O’Neal? Is there a better arbiter of the ludicrous? Shaq was in France eating butter-laden foods and was asked about the hypothetical matchup, as reported by the Agence France-Presse (hat tip Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie):

O’Neal, visiting Hong Kong to promote an energy drink, faced both Jordan and James in their prime and when asked who would win a hypothetical match-up, he didn’t hesitate.

“Mike,” said O’Neal, winner of four NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers (2000-2002) and the Miami Heat (2006). “I think you have to go with a young Jordan every time.” […]

“It would be an interesting game,” said O’Neal. “Young LeBron was more like (Lakers Hall of Famer) Magic Johnson. He was sort of like Magic with Jordan’s abilities. He liked to pass, and he liked to get it up.

“But Mike was Mike. He was just special, like no one else. He always did things no one else could do, and things you couldn’t compare to anyone else. So he was special, and he’d win.”

What both men do well, but Jordan did better than anyone, is hit difficult, contested shots. Sort of like Stephen Curry of late, Jordan was a guy who made bad shots look good. LeBron would be a bull that even Jordan would struggle to stop.

It would be fun to see. After that, just beat each other up in the comments over who would win, because everyones’ opinions matter as much as Shaq’s.

John Wall doesn’t expect to make Team USA roster for Rio Olympics

USA Basketball Men's National Team Training Camp

John Wall was just at the Team USA mini-camp in Las Vegas. He is a top-five point guard in the NBA. He has developed into the point guard the Wizards hoped they would get when they selected him No. 1 in 2010.

But don’t expect to see him on the USA Basketball roster for the Rio Olympics next summer.

That’s not just my opinion — it’s what Wall himself told Ben Standig of CSNWashington.com.

“I’ll be out of the picture,” said Wall through a laugh and without any noticeable trace of resentment….

“I’m just being honest,” Wall continued. “Chris Paul has already won one (Olympic gold medal). Steph Curry had an amazing last year and just won the World Cup. Kyrie just won the World Cup. Russell will probably be on the team. They’ll use him as a two-guard. So, I probably won’t make it.”

It’s simply a numbers game.

The USA usually takes four or five guards, three of them point guards (James Harden and Klay Thompson likely are at the two guard spots, in my opinion). Stephen Curry is a lock. If Chris Paul wants to go, he is a lock. And then it comes down to the athletic freak and former Olympian that is Russell Westbrook (I think he makes the team), but if not him then it’s Kyrie Irving, who played for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke and played well for Team USA last summer at the World Cup. Wall said he thinks Irving makes it.

If everyone’s healthy, Wall just misses the cut. Team USA needs three point guards and he’s fifth. Point guard is a ridiculously deep position for Team USA, which is a nice luxury to have, but some very good players just miss the cut.