Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been making the most of his new contacts and the 20/20 vision that comes with it, dropping a honey-dipped left-handed behind-the-back dime to Kevin Durant, catching him in stride through the length of the court for the easy flush.
The Golden State Warriors star only needed a split-second glance at Durant to know he could thread the needle with an exquisite delivery, getting his teammate right in the bread basket for the inevitable slam.
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Yet Durant doesn't think that's one of Chef Curry's greatest hits.
“That’s not the first time he’s thrown a lefty behind the back,” said Durant, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “He’s had some better passes than that one. That was a great pass, a good look, but that’s normal for him.”
So which one is he referring to?
“We played the Lakers in preseason the first year I got here, he did the same thing, the same type of pass and I hit Klay (Thompson) for a three,” said Durant. “He did that two times in a row. I remember that game. But he’s got some passes he goes left hand from the other side of the court to the corner. He’s a phenomenal passer with his left hand.”
Stephen Curry wasn't very impressed with it himself, noting the devil is in the details.
“Honestly, I thought it was pretty easy,” said Curry. “The cool part is he caught it in stride.”
As far as memorable, his high bounce-to-the-oop pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo in the All-Star Game has to compete for the honors, right?
Not for Curry.
“Tough to say the best pass of your career was in an All-Star Game,” he said.
Nevertheless, the Warriors have been playing with unbridled joy the past few games, a sign they're tuning back into the well-oiled machine they're accustomed to being as they head to the playoffs.