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Steph Curry, wearing 'Giants' jersey, throws out first pitch in Japan

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Steph Curry, wearing 'Giants' jersey, throws out first pitch in Japan

Steph Curry has already turned around the Warriors. Maybe he can turn around the Giants.

Okay, maybe not.

But on Wednesday, Curry showed off his pitching arm while wrapping up his Under Armour #SC30AsiaTour in Japan. The Warriors superstar threw out the first pitch before the Yomiuri Giants game and delivered a perfect strike. Unlike the ceremonial first pitch in America, the Yomiuri Giants had a batter stand in the box and take a less-than-full swing at Curry's pitch.

Based on the footage, Curry might actually be able to give the Giants an inning. Hey, if a position player can do it, why not Steph?

Ranking 10 best NBA superstar duos after wild free agency period

Ranking 10 best NBA superstar duos after wild free agency period

What a summer it's been in the NBA.

Six of the NBA's 12 best players swapped teams, some teaming up in pursuit of championship glory alonside their friend.

With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in LA with the Clippers, Anthony Davis joining LeBron James with the Lakers and Russell Westbrook being shipped to Houston to team up with James Harden, the NBA now is a league filled with Batman and Robins.

But which duo is the best? It's time to find out.

Click to see rankings of top 10 NBA duos after free agency

Jay Wright believes Warriors' Eric Paschall might be even better in NBA

Jay Wright believes Warriors' Eric Paschall might be even better in NBA

As a freshman at Fordham University in 2014-15, Eric Paschall averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

He sat out the 2015-16 season after transferring to Villanova, yet played an integral role in helping the Wildcats win the national championship because as his college coach Jay Wright told Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group: “Our practices were sometimes harder than games.”

Paschall -- whom the Warriors selected with the No. 41 overall pick in last month's NBA Draft -- got better each year in college:

-2016-17 = 21.7 minutes, 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 27.9 percent from deep
-2017-18 = 29.8 minutes, 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 35.6 percent from deep
-2018-19 = 36.1 minutes, 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 34.8 percent from deep

The 6-foot-7 forward is extremely mature for a rookie (he will turn 23 years old on Nov. 4), and Wright has high hopes for the New York native.

“He might be a better NBA player than he was a college player," the two-time Naismith College Coach of the Year told Medina. "He’s done everything. That’s why I feel like he has the ability to have an outstanding pro career because he has the talent to do anything a coach needs.

"He also got the character and intelligence to do what is needed to win. He doesn’t have the ego that it’s got to be his way. He is the ultimate team player.”

[RELATEDThe one thing Dubs pick Paschall wants to work on most]

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will certainly get a detailed scouting report on Paschall in the coming months, as he and Wright are serving as assistants with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team this summer.

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