Stephen Curry hilariously eludes memory-test question akin to LeBron James’
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry side-stepped past a tricky post-game request, as ESPN’s Chris Haynes asked him to recall a play-by-play of the opening minute of the game, much like LeBron James did after a Game 1 loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The sharpshooter passed on the chance, yet still did a decent job describing what took place.
Haynes: “Steph, speaking of that first minute, can you go back and re-tell each sequence that happened on that firs…. (laughs)”
Curry: “Don’t set me up like that. All I know is that it was the first play because I messed up not switching on James [Harden], trying to follow a certain gameplan that didn’t really make sense at that point.”
“He came down the court, there was two screens, I was supposed to switch on one of them, I didn’t. He stood there, had all the daylight in the world to shoot a three and knocked it down. But after that, we were pretty solid.”
.@ChrisBHaynes tried to check Steph's memory.
Steph: "Don't set me up like that…" 😂 pic.twitter.com/DznFNHGwp3
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 15, 2018
Here is the play the two talked about. Curry stunted into Harden but retreated to chase down Trevor Ariza, inexplicably leaving Harden all alone for the game-opening bucket.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 15, 2018
The Houston Rockets’ game plan was heavily based on getting Harden to draw a one-on-one matchup against Curry or forward Kevon Looney, often avoiding the lankier wing defenders like Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, or even pseudo-center Draymond Green.