Skip to main content

The Human Cheat Code for Basketball: Grateful for Steph Curry

Count me in as one of the many hoop junkies that found Steph Curry becoming the all-time three-point king to be a really special moment. Yes (and, of course) it came at the expense of my New York Knicks - and on the floor of Madison Square Garden. Because, well, of course. Such is Knicks fandom. 

However, my appreciation for Curry is very much what you would hear from just about anyone talking about him - the dude is just electric. He's box office. And of course, he literally changed the game of basketball. 

There is nothing more tributing to Curry's influence on the sport than walking by any local playground, walking into any gym, or watching any High School basketball game and experiencing young men and women hoisting (and making!) shots from areas of the court that once got you a seat on the bench. 

He's inspired a new generation with his play. 

He's easily one of my favorite basketball players, and really, one of my favorite athletes of all time. Likable. Honest. Down to earth. Family man. Embraces social convictions. Winner. Charismatic. Trendsetter.



And yes, when it felt like fate that a skinny young point guard from Davidson wanted to be a Knick, and thus, the Knicks wanted that questionable selection from the bloodline of Dell Curry, it fell apart. Because us Knicks fans can't have nice things. Despite having no control over it, that infamous 2009 draft board still hurts.

It reaaaaaaaaalllllllllllly sunk in when he dropped 53 on us in the Garden - I knew it then

smh, man.

I know picking on the Knicks is easy, but how about the Minnesota Timberwolves passing on him, not once, but twice? But I digress. Hating on the Wolves doesn't get clicks or ratings...

Nonetheless, the dude is ultra special. He should have gone first, but such are the damning lessons and harsh realities learned from hindsight of the NBA Draft. In an era dominated by LeBron James (and rightfully so), it's remarkable that very rarely does Curry's name come up as being the best in the game. He belongs in that conversation. In fact, I cannot think of many athletes who dominated their sport with an ultra ability for a specific skill set within a sport as much as Curry has with his lethal shooting. The only one I can think of is Mariano Rivera and his cutter. 

With all of that said, I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for Steph Curry. You'll be able to take in all of the commentary and stats to come from your favorite sports outlets. At the core, he's been, and continues to be, a nightly must-see for me over the years. A human cheat code for basketball. Because quite frankly, even at this stage of his career, I still find myself in disbelief. 

Pshhhh mannnn, this guy. 

::::droopy eyed head shake::::

Are you serious?!?! 

You gotta be kidding me. 

All common sayings for yours truly on the couch late at night watching the Dubs on the West Coast. 

That last one - you gotta be kidding me - comes out with a little bit of oomph and pain when he plays the Knicks. 

Oh! And there is Curry's ability to make Under Armour sneakers cool. Lest we forget, for a good stretch, Curry had the highest-selling basketball sneaker! Now, the dude has his own signature brand within the company, ala another famous basketball player within the Nike brand. That's a big deal. Again, his brand is literally carrying Under Armour. 

Pshhhh, yooooo, this guy. 

Most importantly, what I respect the most is that Wardell Stephen Curry did it his way, and remained authentic. That's not easy to do as a professional athlete in today's environment. 

I'm just so thankful to have witnessed it. 

Damn...that boy special.

(Yup, I've said that countless times as well)

Recently Read Posts

5 Quick Knicks Draft 2022 Thoughts - "We're Not There Yet"

Well, the New York Knicks certainly do not disappoint in whatever they do in this stretch of anxiety-ridden mediocrity for the fanbase.  I had hope going into this season. That was eventually snuffed out with that horrid stretch in March. Then for some reason, I felt like maybe - just maybe - things would break for us in the Lottery. And for a brief second on draft night, especially once you could connect (in your hopelessly, imaginative mind) the pieces from the reports of all the reputable journalists, that maybe - again, just maybe! - we were going to get Jaden Ivy.  Ummm, yeah. Strike one. Strike two. Strike three.  With all of that said, I'm still here, and I'm still longing for that moment when NBA Champions and New York Knicks will be in the same sentence. Until then, I'm here continuing to vent through these words on this site.

Dope Sports Threats - Nike City Connect Series (Milwaukee Brewers)

Before we dive into the Milwaukee Brewers Nike City Connect uniforms, I want to give some major props to the Brewers organization for handling the Lorenzo Cain situation . Allowing Cain to remain with the team long enough to reach the 10-year milestone, despite a subpar performance and every intention to designate him for assignment, is classy.  Of course, that 10 years (and 5 years with the same team) gives Cain added incentives to his pension as a Major League player. The Brewers didn't have to do that. Classy stuff.  As for these new threads, it's tough for Nike to surpass the aesthetics of the Brewers' current everyday design. The pinstripes, the combination of blue and yellow, the arc of the font across the chest - all of it just feels like the very best of old-school-baseball-in modern-age-aesthetics. And yes, there is the beautiful, amazing, fantastic logo that sits atop the hat is a baseball glove, wrapped with the secret message of "MB" (Milwaukee Br...yo

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/19/22

3 Up 1. Father's Day and Juneteenth - A combined weekend of all-sort of celebrations, reflections, and appreciation. Sending gratitude and good vibes to all fathers, substitute fathers, step-in fathers, mentors, and figures who have helped shape the lives of many.  Also, take some time to reflect and think through the reflective day that is Juneteenth - new to so many - of the horrific start to our country's existence, and the freedom that came after a century of captivity.  2. Ashley Adirika - This is a dope story. It's the kind of story that is amazing and quite frankly, inspirational. Adirika, a Florida teen, graduates high school with offers from all Ivy schools and many more top institutions in the country. If that wasn't enough, Ashley also started her own non-profit organization to help mentorship for young women.  Unbelievably amazing.  3. Steph Curry - My dude was cooking! Steph continues to be one of my favorite athletes, and such a joy to watch. I was there

Dope Sports Threads - Nike City Connect Series (Los Angeles Angels) | MLB July 4th Hats

The Los Angeles Angels Nike City Connect uniforms might be the very first in the collection that makes a clear argument in style, practicality, and overall aesthetics to replace - yes, REPLACE! - the everyday uniforms.  That's no hyperbole from me. I really love the look of these threads and feel like the uniforms not only capture the mission statement of the collection but ultimately, do more for Angel's brand.  Let's dig in shall we... The biggest appeal to the uniforms for me is easy - simplicity. Nike and the Angels did not go crazy in trying to capture the "Los Angeles" in its identity, especially, considering the roots that are heavy (and controversial) in Anaheim. The overall look is clean, and with that, carries a tremendous cream overtone that drives the concept home.  The design is based off of the beach, the coastline, and everything that is summer in SoCal - baseball, beach, surfing, and good vibes. Check. Check. Check, and ultimately, check.  Pulling