Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Curry’

Throwback Thursday: Summer League Superstars


VIDEO: Relive Stephen Curry’s Summer League debut in 2009

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball.

Today’s Topic: Summer League Superstars

The Summer League season is one of the most fun times of the NBA year, with every player on the floor having something to prove. After events in Orlando and Salt Lake City, the attention turns to Las Vegas where 23 of the 30 teams participate in 10 days of basketball, culminating in a tournament that was won by the Sacramento Kings last season. Coverage of the 2015 NBA Summer League tournament continues on NBA TV through July 20.

This Throwback Thursday we look back at the best players to ever play in the Summer League.


Gallery: TBT: Summer League Superstars

Which of these players do you think has changed the most since Summer League? Leave your comments below!

Stephen Curry says goodbye to David Lee by reminding him he blocked his shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERStephen Curry is listed at 6-foot, 3-inches tall. David Lee is listed at 6-foot, 9-inches tall. So simple math tells us that Lee has a pretty big size advantage over Curry, who is half a foot shorter.

So I don’t think we can blame Curry for what he posted yesterday, after the announcement that the Golden State Warriors had traded David Lee to the Boston Celtics. As a means of saying farewell, Curry reminded Lee of that one time six year ago when he blocked his shot…

Stephen Curry shows off dunking skills

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We know Steph Curry, the NBA’s three-point shooting champion, is a fantastic shooter (as is his wife), but as Curry displayed at basketball camp recently, he can also get up and throw down. Here’s Curry with the alley-oop to himself, followed by the obligatory celebration, which might actually be the most fun portion…

Sweet shooting runs in the Curry family

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We already know Stephen Curry is one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, and that Steph is the son of Dell Curry, another of the NBA’s greatest shooters. But maybe great shooting isn’t only genetic, perhaps there’s something to the “Curry” surname. Check out Stephen’s wife, Ayesha, here knocking down an NBA three-pointer, while 9 months pregnant, no less…

Steph Curry playing with Muggsy Bogues two decades ago

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the fun things about Stephen Curry being the son of former NBA player Dell Curry, is that we occasionally come across pictures or video of a young Steph Curry, hanging around the NBA as a kid. Such as this Instagram video someone on Reddit uncovered, featuring a young Curry being carried around the Charlotte Hornets locker room by former point guard Muggsy Bogues

(via r/NBA)

Stephen Curry, Always A World Champ

By Nick Margiasso IV, NBA.com

When you’re a champion, well, you’re just a champion everywhere you go. The Warriors’ Stephen Curry proved that Saturday night when he carried WBC/Ring Super-Middleweight titlist Andre Ward‘s belt into the ring as part of the fighter’s entourage for his title defense at Golden State’s home court in Oracle Arena.

Well, fine, he carried it into a ring on top of their court.

Paul Smith vs. Andre Ward and MVPs Kaepernick and Curry!!

A video posted by Mgkmrkr (@carissamarker) on

 

Stephen Curry can feel it in the air tonight

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At each NBA Finals game in Cleveland, just minutes before tipoff, the PA system at The Q would play Phil Collins‘ classic “In The Air Tonight.” It’s an evocative, slow-building song, which of course explodes into a terrific drum break about halfway through. As I sat there and heard it before each game, I thought to myself, “Is it possible to listen to this song and not play ‘air drums’ along to the drum break?”

Well, as we now know thanks to Stephen Curry‘s wife, not even the MVP can pass up the chance to hit the drum solo…

Stephen and Riley Curry celebrate with victory kiss

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a rough few days for the NBA’s MVP, Stephen Curry, who saw his Warriors lose back-to-back games to go down in the NBA Finals. Exacerbating things, Curry himself didn’t play all that great, scoring just 3 points in the first half of Game 3 and playing as though he was in a funk. But Curry broke out in the second half of Game 3, and then the Warriors broke out in Game 4, finding their rhythm and tempo and winning going away, 103-82. And how did Steph Curry celebrate the series-tying win? How about a kiss for the Warriors’ real postseason MVP, Riley?


VIDEO: Riley kiss

Artist makes pictures of LeBron, Curry out of salt

CLEVELAND — A few years ago during the finals in San Antonio, I did a story about a local guy doing portraits on NBA players in people’s hair. Well, one of the same hair artists has apparently moved on to a new medium: salt. Here he is making a picture of LeBron James and Stephen Curry, with salt as his milieu. Pretty amazing, no matter what you’re using…

NBA Finals 2015 🏀🏆 #saltart #robtheoriginal #themajestic #lebronjames #stephenCurry #nbaFinals

A photo posted by Rob Ferrel (@robtheoriginal) on

How is was done! #saltart #leBronJames #themajestic #robtheoriginal #nbafinals

A video posted by Rob Ferrel (@robtheoriginal) on

(via FTW)

Riley Curry continues successful playoffs run


VIDEO: Riley Kiss

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Golden State’s Stephen Curry may be the NBA’s MVP, but it’s been his daughter, Riley, who has owned the postseason thus far. She burst onto the scene during the Conference playoffs with a series of press conference appearances. And now that we’ve reached the NBA Finals, Riley has taken things to the next level. Before last night’s Game 1, as we see in the video above, Riley gives her Dad a pregame good luck kiss. Meanwhile, for Warriors fans wanting to wear the latest in Warriors-related gear, the Riley Curry bootleg shirt is apparently available in Oakland.