Steph Curry's Career Is Over
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Steph Curry's Career Is Over

It was a good run.

Well, that's all she wrote for Steph. It seems like just yesterday he was on top of the world and the best player on his own team (flame emoji). Now, he's getting shit on like he's some walk on from Mercer.

I don't care how the rest of his season goes. He's officially an afterthought. The Warriors are now Kevin Durant's team and the NBA belongs to Russell Westbrook. Facts are facts.

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Time For Steph Curry To Be Superman Once Again

It's the Chef's time to shine.

The Golden State Warriors' fairy tale march to the 2017 NBA Championship title finally has its first bump in the road.

Kevin Durant is going to miss a month of basketball after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise, the team announced Wednesday. The Warriors said he is out "indefinitely," and he'll be re-evaluated in four weeks. The team also said he could theoretically return before the end of the regular season.

The Warriors, currently sitting pretty atop the Western Conference at 50-10, have 22 games left this year. Fifteen of those games fall under the four-week window the team has set out, a good chunk of action.

Which means it's safe to say Golden State is going to have to figure out a different identity for the next 15 games if they want to hold on to the No. 1 seed. The Spurs, after all, are only four games back in the standings at 45-13, and have played two fewer games.

How will the Warriors ever figure out how to survive without Durant? It's not like they did this for 82 games last season, with a very similar roster, including three danged All-Stars. And it's not like they have the reigning two-time MVP, who set the NBA record for most three-pointers in a season last year.

Boy, I guess the Warriors are just doomed.

Except they're probably not.

They're probably going to be just fine. The Spurs are great, and to write them off as threats to the top seed in the West would be foolish, but the Warriors are a true powerhouse. All this does is set Steph Curry up to be the hero he was all last season.

In fact, this could end up being a blessing in disguise for Curry and the Warriors. Because, in case you haven't noticed, while Curry's had yet another great season, he hasn't been the player he was last year. In part, that's because he doesn't need to -- he has freaking Kevin Durant on his team!

But if we get away from a to-be-expected decrease in points, rebounds, three pointers, and field goal attempts per game, there are still deficiencies in Curry's game that are a little surprising.

Like, maybe, the fact that Curry is shooting 40.4 percent from deep, the lowest mark of his entire career?

And also the fact that Curry is shooting 46.4 percent from the field, his lowest mark in five years?

These aren't exactly damning stats considering, for a shooter of Curry's style and volume, those are still really darn good numbers. Anything above 40 percent from deep on 9.8 attempts per night is stellar. But consider that Curry shot 1.4 more threes per game last season, and shot an entire five percent better!

Curry's mind-boggling excellence was the reason the Warriors were the steamroller they were last year, and it still wasn't enough to win a title against one of the three best players in league history in LeBron James. So the Warriors added Kevin Durant to take out any uncertainty, but with Curry receding in a few areas, that guaranteed ring wasn't looking particularly guaranteed.

With Durant is out for a month, this is the perfect time for Curry to return to his 2015-16 form. He'll have a little more room to operate in the offense, and if he can rekindle what he was doing last year, the Warriors will be totally set to dominate, maybe even better than they've been so far this season, when Durant returns.

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Steph Curry's Dance With Oracle Security Guards Is Amazing (Video)

His pregame rituals are almost better than the actual game. Almost.

We all know Steph Curry's pregame routine. From the outrageous handles to the ridiculously deep threes with ease, he is a spectacle even before the ball is tipped.

New developments in his routine have made it even more intriguing.

Steph is known for interacting with the numerous security guards at Oracle Arena, and having a good relationship with them. This week, a video surfaced of him and some guards dancing and singing a song. After some digging, the internet found that the song is from Jones Good Ass BBQ and Foot Massage, a fake commercial put out by Chicago comedian Robert L. Hines about six years ago.

Simply amazing.

So many questions here. Where did Steph get a hold of this? I had never heard of it before this, but I wish I had. There's more parts to the comical series, which can be found here and here.

In all honesty, barbecue is probably my favorite type of food, and I love a good foot rub. Get yourself a place than can do both.

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Steph Curry Catches Mouthguard Mid-Play

It was pretty sick.

There's a reason why they call Steph Curry the best player in the league.

It was evident again on Thursday as his Golden State Warriors took a 117-101 win over the struggling Brooklyn Nets. Yes, they were expected to win that game and Curry only had 15 points, but he did something that people will remember.

That's right: Curry lost his mouth guard, caught it and dished out a one-handed assist. Pretty cool. It was one of his seven assists on the day. Let's just say it was probably his best, too.

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ESPN Animated Steph Curry's Best Plays From This Year (Video)

It's just as cool as you think it would be.

Watching Steph Curry this year has been an absolute joy for any basketball fan. ESPN broke news Monday morning that he will be named the NBA MVP for the second straight season after averaging 30.1 points per game and leading the Warriors to an NBA record 73 wins.

ESPN also released a video on Monday that animates Steph's best plays from the 2015-16 season. It had to be hard to narrow it down to just over a minute of footage, but it's magical. His shot to beak Oklahoma City, his no look passes, his insane shots from deep, it's all there.

It's safe to say that we may never see anything like what Steph and the Warriors did in the NBA ever again. Steph is expected to be back from injury in tonight's game four against the Portland Trail Blazers, so the already intriguing NBA Playoffs have another layer of greatness.

Let's sit back and relish as they go for their second straight finals victory. It's been awesome to watch.

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Just a few seconds can make all the difference.

If you missed last night's game, a) you messed up and b) you need to catch up because WOW. Just WOW. It was all around one of the most exciting most nerve-wracking games I've watched. I've got several empty bags of popcorn to show for it.

Regardless of which team you were rooting for, going into Game 7 we all expected a fight. But considering none of the previous scores had finished within a close margin, it was reasonable to have doubts (or maybe just have an inflated sense of confidence in your team...)

Even though Cleveland took the title, I think everyone watching that game came away with a small victory. With the game tied 89-89 with less than a minute left, it was some real, heart pumping, stomach wrenching, glorious competition. Minus the actual score, I couldn't have really asked for a better final game.

Sure, I'm slightly biased because I was rooting for the Warriors last night, but I don't think last night's game was a grandeur display that Cleveland is better. You CANNOT tell me that a four point game difference is a defining score.

As the game was looking to be close even from the first quarter, I couldn't help but agree with one of my family members who said, "this game doesn't tell who's the best, it just comes down to when the clock stops."

That might be the "defensive loser" speech taking over, but I think it's a fair statement. I can't tell you the number of field hockey and lacrosse games I've played and have lost by one, with that "if only we had another minute left" feeling that it would've changed the entire outcome. And these were big games too - maybe not NBA Finals caliber, but State and Conference Playoffs nonetheless.

So was I let down? Yes... partially. That was the first game this series that left me hooked on the edge of my seat until the last seconds. I had knots in my stomach, and I wasn't even in Oracle Arena - let alone playing on the court. The amount of stress, adrenaline, and fatigue those guys must have been experiencing was insurmountable.

It all came down to who could perform under pressure in those last seconds. True, the entire game mattered - but the winner at 0.0 is what counts. Not at half time [GSW], not with five minutes left [GSW], but with 0.0 left. Both teams struggled to score in the fourth quarter, and for a moment there it felt like no one was going to score. Multiple missed shots and turnovers just aren't going to cut it in those last few minutes, when you really need to fight.

I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of LeBron, but he put in some serious work this round, and for that I commend him. Might have to do with the fact he's played in the last six NBA Finals, with three NBA Championships and Finals MVP titles to his name. You can't train for that kind of experience.

I also appreciate that even with so much at stake and so many emotions left on the court (grown men crying- imagine!!!), the players can show respect for each other. Just look at Draymond Green, he was killing it first half for the Warriors, sinking threes like nobody's business, and yet he still pushed through the crowds to congratulate LeBron after the buzzer (we can forget about the *ahem* incident from Game 4).

Ultimately, we should congratulate Cleveland for making history. It's the team's first ever National Championship, and they did so by coming back from a 3-1 deficit - first time in NBA Finals history. Goes to show they really knew how to handle the pressure. When it comes down to it though, both teams are comprised of some awe-inspiring athletes. This game proved how just a few seconds can make all the difference in whether you're remembered as #LegendsOrLosers.