Steph Curry’s 62-foot shot video is fairly amazing. The Memphis Grizzlies were trying to make a comeback when the Golden State Warriors player created his own free throw line three-quarters of the way from the hoop. He calmly chucked the ball and made the shot, giving the Warriors an eight point lead at the third quarter break. Some may wonder how he manages to do stuff like that, but his strategy is simply to “just chuck it up.”
Curry finished the night 11-of-25 with 32 points, six rebounds, and 10 assists. But during the postgame news conference, Steph Curry’s 62-foot shot strategy was explained.
“Just chuck it up there,” Curry explained. “I made one at college like that. That was the last time I made one anywhere past half court and it was the same kind of shot. Lose ball, grab it, throw it up and knock it down.”
Sounds like regular guys goofing off, right? The Warriors player may claim he does not regularly make amazing shots past the half court line, but according to Steve Kerr this type of circus act is actually practiced on a regular basis.
“Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but before you guys get into the gym every day at practice as we’re warming up, the whole team is firing full-court shots, half-court shots, drop-kicks – I like the drop-kick personally. So every day we got music going, guys are firing full-court shots, we’re warming up, and all I can think of is if Lute Olsen [Kerr’s coach at the University of Arizona] could see our team warm up he’d think, ‘What are you doing? There’s no discipline here.’ But it’s kind of our way to loosen up and get into practice. And I would say Mo Speights and Steph are the two most accurate full-court, three quarter-court shooters. They shoot them constantly, and make them more often than you’d think.”
Kerr is not the only one saying this. Apparently, Steph Curry’s 62-foot shot is regularly practiced.
Curry on whether he practices that 62 foot shot: “Every. Day. And that’s not a lie”
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) May 16, 2015
The Warriors are moving on to the Western Conference finals as part of their seventh and final game of their series on Sunday.
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