Steph Curry has completely changed the game of basketball since he entered the NBA 12 years ago.
Players are starting to hoist shots from crazy distances in the middle of regular season games, so you can imagine the scene at Sunday’s All-Star Game in Atlanta, Ga.
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown got into the action and said he felt like Steph when he pulled up from near the midcourt logo for a deep triple at one point. Too bad for Brown, he clanked the 36-footer and doesn't have a highlight to show for it.
"When I got hot there, Steph was the main person that was cheering me on," Brown said of Curry, his Team LeBron teammate. "I shot one from the logo and it didn't go in, but Steph said he liked it. I was, like, 'Man, I thought I was you for a second,' and he started laughing."
Brown finished with 22 points off the bench, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range, while Curry dazzled with a 28-point display as Team LeBron rolled to a 170-150 win over Team Durant.
Brown, who played his college ball at Cal, is a rising star but he’s no Curry. That’s not a knock on Brown, but more of a nod to Steph’s greatness.
Curry knocked down multiple 3-pointers from crazy range on Sunday, highlighted by this tit for tat with Damian Lillard right before halftime.
Then there were some garden variety Steph logo threes.
At this pace, Curry and the other All-Stars will eventually start pulling up from the opposite 3-point line and drain buckets like it’s nothing.