We are only but a few weeks away from the start of the 2020-21 NBA season.
With opening night scheduled for Dec.22, fans are eager to see the biggest stars back on the hardwood floor faster than usually scheduled.
Players are eagerly practicing and training before the start of the season, per usual. One Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard happily shared how easy it is for him to drain half-court shorts in a recent video shared by the Blazers.
The video actually caught the attention of Golden State Warriors' very own Steph Curry, who actually presented a fun challenge for Lillard for the start of the season.
The two virtually agreed upon, you guessed it, pulling up from halfcourt in a game this season early in the shot clock.
Even Lillard agreed that they should both do it on opening night because why the heck not, right?
Honestly, I think everyone wants to see this go down if we are all being honest with ourselves here.
Curry missed the majority of last season due to a left-hand injury. Now the face of the Warriors seems better and ready to get back on the court to showcase his range once again.
In the bubble, Lillard showcased the confidence of his range in Orlando. Even earning himself the ‘Bubble MVP’ before getting bounced out of the playoffs by the Lakers in the first round.
You can say that NBA players are pulling up from that deep now more than ever because of Curry and how he singlehandedly changed the landscape of the game forever.
But if we are being honest, no one in the NBA is quite as deadly as Lillard and Curry from deep. The two have certainly earned the title of deep range threats in the NBA.
The Warriors will be facing the Brooklyn Nets on opening night, and the Blazers are still waiting for who they face for the first game. The bet seems to be on, but we will just have to wait and see if Curry follows through first with their virtual bet with one another.
Everyone knows Lillard would follow suit if Curry goes first, no questions asked at all.