Steph Curry teed off at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe on Friday and ran into a familiar nemesis: The rim of a hoop placed on the course.
In each of the last two summers, the Warriors star failed to dunk on the hoop in question. Curry made it an imperfect 3-for-3 on Friday.
No dunk on Day 1 for Steph 😂🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/3KjWCaiaNl— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) July 12, 2019
The 31-year-old has 35 career NBA dunks to his name, according to Basketball Reference's play-by-play data, but the Edgewood Tahoe course lately has gotten the better of him.
Don't believe it? Check the tape.
Not again, Steph 😂 pic.twitter.com/2UdcjTMbxo— NBCSAuthentic (@NBCSAuthentic) July 14, 2018
Things went much better for Curry on the course. He ended the day in a five-way tie for 12th place with 15 points, 11 back of 2018 champion Tony Romo. The tournament uses the Stableford scoring format, which gives points for how many strokes under par a player finishes a hole.
Curry has some work to do to catch Romo who, along with singer Justin Timberlake, was in the two-time MVP's group Friday.
Romo and Curry also showed off some chemistry on a post route. You be the judge if the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback has still got it.
Curry ended Friday in danger of repeating another ignominious feat.
He trailed his father, Dell, by five points at the end of Friday's action. Last summer, the younger Curry jumped into Lake Tahoe after losing to his father.
When Pops knows he’s beating you after Day 1 pic.twitter.com/k7QubVs38o— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) July 12, 2019
There's no word yet on what their bet is this summer, but Steph will have to step up his game when the second round of the tournament tees off Saturday morning at 8 a.m. PT.