Crazy stat shows Stephen Curry is really a human cheat code
At this point, there’s no question that Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA. He has proven time and again that when it comes to draining outside shots, he’s the undisputed no. 1. Greg Ostertag would be no. 7587489754.
But a crazy statistic proves further that Curry is basically a human cheat code. According to a tweet, six players attempted over 100 three-pointers after seven or more dribbles last season. Only Curry, however, shot better than 39 percent. His accuracy? 50 percent (via NBC Sports Bay Area).
Crazy stat of the day: Six NBA players took over 100 threes after 7 or more dribbles last season, per NBA Stats. Only one shot better than 39%.
Stephen Curry — 50% 🤯 🐐 pic.twitter.com/ZulMwZ49jY
— BasketballNews.com (@basketbllnews) September 20, 2021
It’s widely known that the two-time MVP has arguably the fastest trigger in the league but Curry’s marksmanship off the dribble is equally impressive, especially since he’s usually under a lot of defensive pressure.
A far second in the list is Luka Doncic, followed by Jayson Tatum, James Harden, Trae Young, and Damian Lillard.
The other five?
2. Luka Doncic – 38.5%
3. Jayson Tatum – 38.1%
4. James Harden – 36.5%
5. Trae Young – 36.0%
6. Damian Lillard – 35.8%
— BasketballNews.com (@basketbllnews) September 21, 2021
The 33-year-old Curry registered an astounding campaign last season, leading the NBA in scoring with 32.0 points per game on 42.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc. He singlehandedly carried the Warriors afloat as they navigated through a season of injuries and COVID-19 issues.
This upcoming season, Curry is expected to have a lighter load with the return of running mate Klay Thompson. Still, the former Davidson standout will be the focal point of the Warriors’ offense and defenders will continue to key on him to make his shots more difficult.
Unfortunately for them, Stephen Curry can just go up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, select, start.