Stephen Curry wanted to copy Juan Carlos Navarro’s one-legged 3-pointer
Imagine three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors shooting one-legged three-pointers, becoming more deadly than he already is from beyond the arc.
He recently said at an Under Armour event that he wanted to add that particular shot to his arsenal — that of which is a signature shot of Spanish legend Juan Carlos Navarro.
“He [Navarro] was one of my favorite Spanish national players. He did a move in the 2010 World Championship where he shot a three off of one leg, and I wanted to copy that move.”
This wasn’t the exact moment that Curry talked about (this play was from Eurobasket), but it was the signature shot the two-time NBA MVP was referring to.
Curry, who currently holds the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a season with 402, could certainly incorporate this shot into his game, which would only add more tricks to his arsenal of moves.
Juan Carlos Navarro, also known as La Bomba, was one of the most decorated international players in the history of the game.
Navarro played 21 years of professional basketball. He spent 20 years with FC Barcelona and had one lone season in the NBA in 2007-08 with the Memphis Grizzlies. In 82 games with the Grizzlies, he averaged a pretty decent 10.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game, on his way to being named to the All-Rookie Second Team.
Throughout his illustrious career with Barcelona, he won an astonishing 35 championships, two of which in the EuroLeague, and eight in the Liga ACB. He was also part of the Spanish National Team, alongside Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol, that won the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
Despite officially retiring from actual competition, the 38-year-old will reportedly continue to be involved with FC Barcelona as part of their staff.