Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Curry’

Steph Curry visits the White House


VIDEO: Curry White House

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — For most athletes, a visit to the White House happens only if you’ve managed to win a championship or a title. But with the Golden State Warriors in Washington D.C. earlier this week, Stephen Curry found time to stop by the White House one morning. Curry has long been involved in the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets anti-malaria initiative, and while in D.C., he joined several experts on the subject. After the conference, he managed to swing by the Oval Office to spend some time with President Obama, as you can see in the video above, and the President’s dogs, as you can see below…

Steph Curry is a dribbling wizard

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I still remember going to basketball camps as a kid and being taught the importance of dribbling without looking down at the ball. Chin up, eyes up. After all, if you throw the ball at the floor, it should bounce right back into your hand whether or not you’re looking at it. So hours were spent dribbling without looking at the ball, unless you’re trying something particularly tricky.

This seems to be a lesson Golden State’s Steph Curry has learned well. Check out this video of Curry’s pregame warmup where he takes two basketballs and performs all kinds of sorcery…


VIDEO: Curry dribbles

(via r/NBA)

Mo’Ne Davis meets the Golden State Warriors

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The breakout star of this year’s Little League World Series was Mo’Ne Davis, the first girl to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. She scored the cover of Sports Illustrated and helped the LLWS get the highest ratings it had ever received. In all the excitement, Davis said several times that she hoped to go on to become a WNBA player, and that her favorite NBA player was Stephen Curry. So last night, with the Warriors in Philadelphia, Davis got to meet Curry and get up some shots, as well as Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, who hashtagged that he was actually jealous of Davis’s kicks.


VIDEO: Mo’Ne Curry

Top Plays Spotlight: Treys up in the A

It’s rare when a heavyweight bout lives up to its billing, but that’s what we got when the NBA’s top teams met in Atlanta on Friday night. With NBA supremacy — at this point — on the line, folks circled this date weeks ago. Beyond the battle for the top record, the game featured five All-Stars on the court. Three of those All-Stars will participate in the Three-Point showdown next week in Madison Square Garden.

But to keep us company for now, they decided to give us a “exhibition” in Philips Arena. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kyle Korver combined for 13 3s (both teams shot 27-for-60 from deep, good for a 45 percent clip) in the Hawks’ 124-116 win.

Neither team will be any less gun-shy in their rematch next month. Now is as good a time as any to circle March 18 on your calendar.


VIDEO: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kyle Korver light it up in Atlanta

Talk Show: Stella

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With the NBA All-Star Weekend about to tip-off in New York City, we decided to talk to some celebrities who know both basketball and New York, to chat about what’s happening in the NBA, their advice for people visiting New York, and whatever else happens to come up in discussion.

Today we catch up with recording artist Stella. A native of the Bay Area and daughter of the legendary guitarist Carlos Santana, Stella is a singer/songwriter now based out of New York. You can keep up with her adventures on Instagram and check out her latest music on her Soundcloud.

We spoke last week during a snowy day in Manhattan…

ME: I am sorry to interrupt your snow day.

STELLA: Yeah! Really busy snow day. I went outside for a second and then I came back in. I might go back out again, and I’m gonna wear different shoes this time so I don’t fall. I didn’t fall but I was pretty close to falling, I’m not gonna lie.

ME: You grew up in California but now you live in New York City. It’s such a part of life here, but I’m guessing you didn’t get a lot of snow growing up?

STELLA: I grew up in the Bay Area and no, no snow then. Snow is kind of novel now. It’s still kind of exciting, like, “Look, it’s snow!” I still like it. I feel like I like seasons more. We don’t really get seasons out there. We get rain and sun and that’s pretty much it.

ME: I watched your latest video, and really enjoyed it. And I caught the Streetcar Named Desire reference.

STELLA: Yeah (laughs), some people are noticing it and some people are not noticing it, and it makes me realize I’m older. That video we just did and I’m working on another one for another song that I have out right now, that we’re gonna shoot here in New York.

ME: So the All-Star Game is coming up here in New York City. What would you tell people not to miss when they come to New York?

STELLA: I like museums. This may also make me seem old (laughs). I can’t be in them for too long, but there’s just so much cool art, and the museums and the galleries that are in Chelsea and stuff like that. I love art and seeing people create, and it’s just a great place to explore all different kinds. So I would say that, because you can pick and choose what your style is. There’s so many options, and the Brooklyn Museum is really cool, too. I’m an artist so I love the arts stuff. Also, the top of the Empire State Building is fun, if you don’t mind freezing for a little bit. It’s pretty cool at night, especially. It’s open until 1:30 A.M.

ME: Growing up in the Bay Area were you a fan of the Warriors?

STELLA: Yeah, Warriors for sure. We have the Raiders and the Niners, and the Bay is very separated over the two teams. Or the Giants and the A’s. But everyone kind of comes together over the Warriors. Which I really like, because I feel like we’re from the same place so we should support everyone. So yeah, I’m a big Warriors fan.

ME: You must have grown up during the Run TMC era, when they had Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond?

STELLA: Yes, I remember my brother had all the little figurines.

ME: The Starting Lineup figures? That’s great. So now that you’re an East Coaster, do you still pull for the Warriors? Or did you transfer your allegiance to the Knicks or Nets?

STELLA: No, no, no, no. I’m definitely still a Warriors fan. I don’t have League Pass, so that’s my excuse to go out to a bar and watch the games. I’ve always loved watching basketball. I remember growing up and my dad would always watch sports on mute, and then would be practicing guitar while watching the games. I remember laying in front of the TV listening to him play. So I’ve always loved, loved, loved watching basketball.

ME: Is your Dad a Warriors fan?

STELLA: Yeah, he’s definitely a Warriors fan. He was also a Bulls fan, because, like, Jordan and stuff, but he’s definitely a Warriors fan. I think he’s played the National Anthem a couple of times. He goes to the games sometimes.

ME: Do you think Klay Thompson should start alongside Steph Curry in the All-Star Game?

STELLA: Yeah, he had that amazing third quarter when he scored all those points.

ME: Right, he scored 37.

STELLA: Yeah, 37! That’s my number!

ME: Wait, is that really your number? That seems like a non-traditional favorite number.

STELLA: I mean, I just see it a lot in places. It just always shows up.

ME: It just seems like a very random number. No offense.

STELLA: It is a random number. That’s why it’s so weird.

ME: So the Warriors are basically destroying the rest of the NBA this season. You think they can win a title this season?

STELLA: Yeah, they’re killing it. I definitely think they can win a title. They’re doing so great, they’ve only lost two home games and have been amazing against the East Coast teams. I mean, come on. I have a lot of faith. I just feel like the Bay Area, when we have our teams that are doing well, there’s just a good spirit there. We’re scrappy and kind of hippie and peace-and-lovey, but we’ll come together and I feel that way about the Dubs.

ME: Maybe you were having a premonition with the number 37, and you were seeing it everywhere because you were foreshadowing Klay’s big quarter. And now maybe you’ll start seeing the number 1 all the time now for the Warriors winning a title.

STELLA: (laughing) Yes! Yes!

Stephen Curry trains for the Three-Point Shootout

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the participants were announced for the upcoming NBA All-Star Saturday, which includes the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout. As expected, Golden State’s Stephen Curry is one of the participants. Curry is one of the best outside shooters in the NBA, but he’s somehow never won a Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend. So rather than sit back and wait for another chance to fail, Curry decided to get in some practice with the help of Foot Locker, Robert Horry, Tim Legler, Steph’s Dad and a 10-year-old girl. He only loses once…


VIDEO: Curry Threes

Stephen Curry shows NBA future as 14-year-old

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The first basketball camp I ever attended must have been when I was elementary or middle school. My family was vacationing one summer in the mountains of North Carolina, and I attended a nearby basketball day camp hosted by Brad Daugherty, who hailed from nearby Black Mountain and was, at the time, a young star for the Cleveland Cavaliers. One day Daugherty hosted a guest: Dell Curry, who had just been picked up by the Charlotte Hornets. Curry taught us about the fundamentals of shooting, but the main thing I remember is Curry putting on a shooting demonstration and basically not missing a shot. He went around and back the three-point arc draining shot after shot after shot.

So when you see Golden State’s Stephen Curry making shots today, do not be surprised. Or, you can watch this video that Sportando unearthed today that shows Steph and his brother Seth as kids, showing that they had hoops in their system even back then…


VIDEO: Kid Curry

(via Sportando)

Stephen Curry has been ridiculous this season

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — In case you somehow missed last night’s announcement, the starters for the 2015 All-Star Game were announced, and the leading overall vote-getter was Golden State’s Stephen Curry. As I wrote in the voting recap, this season Curry has been the best player on the league’s best team. And as you can see from the Instagram video Curry posted last night, he was grateful for every vote…

Truly honored … again. Thanks everyone, especially #DubNation

A video posted by Wardell Curry (@wardell30) on

Just how good has Curry been this season? Just watch this video the Warriors put together of Curry’s highlights from this season. Crazy…


VIDEO: Best of Steph

Under Armour introduces first Stephen Curry signature shoe

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTERStephen Curry is having quite a season. He seems to be in the mix regarding MVP talk. His Golden State Warriors currently have the best record in the NBA. He’s currently leading the Western Conference in All-Star voting.

And now he has his own shoe. Yesterday, Under Armour introduced the Curry One, Steph’s first signature kick. According to a release from Under Armour…

Inspired by Stephen’s journey from unheralded prep player to NBA superstar, the Curry One commemorates his journey and belief that with hard work and commitment he could break through every barrier in his path. The shoe’s precise and sharp design lines reflect Stephen’s unflappable on-court demeanor and electrifying style of play.

Two new innovations, Charged Cushioning and Anafoam, provide Stephen with performance benefits that his game demands.

Charged Cushioning: The ultimate advancement in energy. The new cushioning system absorbs impact and converts it into a responsive burst to give your first step and change of direction unmatched explosiveness.

Anafoam: After studying a pressure map of the foot to identify where to distribute support, EVA foam and mesh were molded together to anatomically fit essential pressure points.

Additional performance benefits include:
· An external heel counter that eliminates sliding and keeps your foot locked in place.
· A midfoot TPU shank underfoot for maximum stability.
· A multi-directional herringbone outsole delivering superior traction and control.
· A padded mesh tongue with synthetic suede offering protection and increased breathability.

The colors tell their own story about Stephen’s life on and off the court. The “Home” and “Away” colorways represent his love for the Bay area, his team and their fans. The Curry One “Home” features a Royal upper with Taxi and White accents. The Curry One “Away” has a Black upper with Taxi accents and a Camo print.

Additional launch colorways, “The Underdog,” “Candy Reign,” and “Father to Son,” tell their own unique stories that define Stephen as a husband, father, son, brother and on court game-changer.

The Curry One “Home” launches worldwide on February 13, 2015 at UA.com/CurryOne and select global retailers. The global release date for the Curry One “Away” is February 28, 2015. A collection of Curry One apparel and accessories will also go on sale this year. The Curry One will retail for $120.

For detailed photos, check the gallery below…

Let the little guys go


VIDEO: Archie Goodwin’s facial

A lot of times, players blessed with height absorb the spotlight when it comes to throwing it down. Then there are times when we are completely wow’ed when a diminutive guy (in basketball terms, anyway) gets up and lets loose on the basket.

Enter Suns guard Archie Goodwin. (You mean there’s more than Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas in the Land of the Sun?)

Not to be outdone, Stephen Curry recently got in on the airborne fun and added a little bash to his splash with an open-court slam that I’m sure most of us figured was going to be a simple layup. Way to keep us guessing.


VIDEO: Stephen Curry gets up