Jason Terry lauds Warriors' Steph Curry's many humanitarian efforts

Jason Terry lauds Warriors' Steph Curry's many humanitarian efforts

Anyone who follows the NBA understands how impactful Steph Curry has been on the game of basketball. The two-time MVP and three-time NBA champion has transcended the game with his unique handle and elite 3-point shooting prowess.

But according to former NBA player Jason Terry, Curry's work off the court deserves even more commendation than his dominance on it.

"As great of a basketball player as Steph Curry is," Terry said Thursday on 95.7 The Game, "he's much more of a humanitarian and a person, a human being. What he did for me and my basketball program with Drive Nation here in Dallas. This last spring, he invited over 35 of my young ladies out to the Underrated camp, free of charge, put on a great platform for them. They were able to showcase their skills, and now they're being recruited by tons and tons of colleges across the country.

"So hats off to him man, I love the work he does. And I just wish all our young men could look at what he does and aspire to be who he is."

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Curry's Underrated Tour had stops scheduled around the country, and is designed to help 3-star prospects get noticed by top college programs. Curry himself was a 3-star prospect coming out of high school.

The Warriors star has made it a point during the coronavirus pandemic to give back to not just the Bay Area community, but the entire world.

Terry hopes that young men around the globe can learn a thing or two from Curry's work away from the hardwood, not just what he does between the baselines.

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Heat guard Tyler Herro studies Warriors' Klay Thompson to improve shot

Heat guard Tyler Herro studies Warriors' Klay Thompson to improve shot

Klay Thompson's shot is that of near perfection. Steph Curry might be regarded as the greatest shooter in NBA history, but his fellow Splash Brother's form is picturesque. 

Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro is taking note, too. The shooting guard has taken advantage of his time away from the court before the NBA's restart by watching film on Thompson and other greats.

"Klay Thompson, Ray Allen, CJ McCollum, Steve Nash and Bradley Beal are the guys that’s I’ve watched, just picking different things from each player," Herro recently told reporters, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. 

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Herro, 20, is averaging 12.9 points per game for the Heat while shooting an impressive 39.1 percent from 3-point range. As a rookie, Thompson shot 41.4 percent from deep and has a career 41.9 shooting percentage from beyond the arc. They don't make many like Klay. 

Miami's young sharpshooter is studying one specific part of Thompson's game, too.

"You know, Klay and Ray, they do the catch-and-shoot very well," Herro said. "So that's the thing that I pay attention to when I'm watching them. But every player that I watch, or the coaches have me watch, I can dissect something new or something different from their game to try to add it to mine."

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Herro and the Heat resume their season Aug. 1 against the Denver Nuggets in Orlando. In just his first season, he has helped the Heat become a contender as a feared outside shooter and will play a big role once the NBA returns. 

Rested, healthy and full of more knowledge from hours watching film, we'll soon be able to see what exactly Herro picked up from Thompson other great shooters.

Eight things Warriors must do to return to NBA championship contention

Eight things Warriors must do to return to NBA championship contention

Until the current NBA season is completed -- if it ever is -- the Warriors will remain the reigning Western Conference champions. Yes, the 15-50 Golden State Warriors.

Obviously, they didn't come anywhere near their recent level of success this season, ending their season with the worst record in the league after making five straight NBA Finals. That said, the Warriors' roster isn't anywhere near the worst in the NBA. Not even close.

Though it would seem like quite a bounce-back, a Golden State resurgence next season isn't out of the question. In fact, for many reasons, you can bank on it. But resurgence isn't what the Warriors are aiming for. They don't simply want to climb out of the cellar.

They want to win championships.

Though they have many of the key ingredients already in place, some vital developments will have to occur in order for the Warriors to get back to title contention. Some will be more easily accomplished than others, and not all of them are in Golden State's control. But if the Warriors do these eight things, they'll give themselves a chance to lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy once again.