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Steph Curry says wearing contact lenses the reason for his hot streak

Steph Curry says wearing contact lenses the reason for his hot streak

Steph Curry has made at least five 3-pointers in nine straight games.

Over that stretch, the Warriors' star is 56-for-115 from deep -- a cool 48.7 percent.

Before the hot streak, he was in a funk with his outside shot. In the previous eight games, he went 33-for-104 from 3-point range, for an actual cool 31.7 percent.

So how did he bust out of the slump?

“I started wearing contacts,” Curry told Marcus Thompson of The Athletic after the Warriors' win over the Nuggets on Tuesday night. “No, I’m serious.”

The greatest shooter in NBA history feels like he has new eyes now?

“It’s exactly that,” Curry said. “It’s like the whole world has opened up.”

That is...

...a terrifying thought for the rest of the league.

Do you remember what happened a couple of weeks ago after the Warriors' win in Minnesota?

If you don't, here's some added context:

And on Wednesday morning, shortly after The Athletic's story was posted, Kerith revealed the following:

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As Ron Burgundy would say: "Great story -- compelling and rich."

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Warriors unveil pristine Biofreeze Performance Center at Chase Center

Warriors unveil pristine Biofreeze Performance Center at Chase Center

Chase Center is an incredible, state-of-the-art building with all the bells and whistles.

The Warriors are preparing to open their first season in San Francisco, and the unveiling of all Chase Center has to offer already has begun.

It continued Wednesday when the Warriors announced the Biofreeze Performance Center at Chase Center, complete with photos to make your jaw drop.

The brilliant building comes with two full-size basketball courts, six hoops. a 4,000-square foot weight room, a sauna, a theater, a cryochamber, barbershop, kombucha bar and nap pods to boot.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF THE BIOFREEZE PERFORMANCE CENTER

Steph Curry fires back after Kevin Durant criticizes Warriors offense

Steph Curry fires back after Kevin Durant criticizes Warriors offense

Kevin Durant has sent some mixed messages about what he wants in his basketball situation.

He was the man in Oklahoma City, co-starring with Russell Westbrook in an offense heavily predicated on isolation basketball. In search of playing a more beautiful game, Durant left OKC in 2016 to join the Warriors and Steve Kerr's ball-movement offense.

After three years and unparalleled success, Durant exited the Bay to head to Brooklyn, signing with the Nets in free agency in July. The two-time NBA Finals MVP discussed his exit from the Warriors in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, and he had some critiques of the ball-movement offense. Durant believes the system is limited, and there would come a time in the playoffs where he needed to "go into his bag" to get his own shot because the opposition had figured out how to slow down Kerr's offense.

Curry, who has been almost unstoppable in the Warriors' system, had something to say about Durant's criticism.

"Well, I don't care what plays we ran," Curry told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. "We won two championships. And at the end of the day, we had a lotta talent and there was an expectation of us figuring out how to balance all that. And we talked a lot about it throughout the three-year run. It wasn't always perfect, but I think in terms of, you know, the results and what we were able to do on the floor, that kinda speaks for itself. We all wanna play iso-ball at the end of the day in some way, shape or form. But I'd rather have some championships, too."

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It's hard to argue with either point of view. Durant is one of the most talented scorers in NBA history, and was a seamless fit in Kerr's offense. But his isolation game almost is unguardable, so it's understandable why he would want the ball in his hands more. Really, who wouldn't want Durant to have the ball?

But as Curry said, the Warriors' results over the past five seasons speak to the success and potency of their ball-movement offense, one of the reasons the Warriors almost were able to win the 2019 NBA Finals even after Durant ruptured his Achilles. Just turn on the tape, and you can see how effective the offense is, both with and without Durant.