Seth Curry wants to make sure his dunk counted
Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry threw down the first dunk of his career against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, and both Curry and the Blazers bench were loving it.
Of course, Curry wanted to make sure his slam counted as one, as he just barely grazed the rim with his fingertips:
On the season, Curry is averaging 6.3 points over 17.3 minutes per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor, 45.9 percent from three-point range and 90.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Curry also participated in the Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend, joining his older brother, Steph, in a sibling shootout.
The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at Duke University, went undrafted and actually ended up landing with the Golden State Warriors during the summer of 2013. However, he was waived shortly before the 2013-14 campaign began.
Curry ended up playing two games that season between the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers, and the following year, he played in just a couple of games with the Phoenix Suns.
He didn’t begin earning significant playing time until the 2015-16 campaign, when he appeared in 44 contests with the Sacramento Kings, registering 6.8 points across 15.7 minutes a night while making 45.5 percent of his field-goal attempts, 45 percent of his long-distance tries and 83.3 percent of his free throws.
Curry then made his way to the Dallas Mavericks the next year, playing in 70 games with 42 starts. He played very well, recording 12.8 points, 2.7 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals through 29 minutes per game while connecting on 48.1 percent of his shots, 42.5 percent of his treys and 85 percent of his foul shots.
He was then out of the NBA last year before signing with Portland.