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Steph Curry: Cool Back

In the 1992 movie White Men Can’t Jump, Billy Hoyle told Sidney Deane “A Black man wants to look good first and win second.” This season NBA MVP Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors has achieved both.

While California was experiencing a record drought, Curry was making it rain. There have been many things said and written about his jumper. It can be surmised in one word: Wet. But not only is Curry scientifically accurate from long-range, he does it nonchalantly.

Curry says he adapted his style from Steve Nash. But Nash never played with this type of flare. When he wasn’t sending players to the floor with his behind the back cross-overs, he was literally doing the moonwalk after made three-pointers.

Curry isn’t simply the flavor of the season. He is in the class of George Gervin and Dr. J. His game is cool. His moves appear to be in slow motion and in rhythm to a smooth jazz track. His on court prowess and body language are that of someone who knows they are fly.

The flashy aren’t often associated with being victorious. What’s made Curry’s spectacular play special is that it has elevated his team to victory.

It started with the Warriors capturing their first Pacific Division title in 39 years, then an NBA’s best 67 wins, earning the number one seed in the playoffs.

After relinquishing home-court advantage in a 97-90 Game 2 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in the Conference Semi-Finals on the night Steph accepted the MVP award, the questions began to circulate about his toughness. Those doubts were fortified after Memphis point guard Mike Conley returned from a fractured  face to lead his team to a 2-1 advantage.

The stage was set for the moral of the story to be how once again, hard work and grit beats out style and grace. All that was needed was to knock the finesse Warriors upside their heads and they would fold amid the physicality.

But Curry bounced back with an 11-22 shooting, 33 point performance in Game 3, reclaiming the home-court for Oakland, and passing his first test since becoming MVP. Golden State closed out Memphis on the road in Game 6, and Steph Curry finished the series with more three-point field-goals (25) than the entire Grizzlies team.

So Curry has validated his NBA number one selling jersey, his top vote 2015 NBA All-Star selection, and his Most Valuable Player award. He’s made it look too easy most of the time, understanding that cooler heads always prevail.

40 Water Under The Bridge As Bryant Scores 27 Points In 28 Minutes

Kobe Bryant and Gordon Hayward both received lucrative contract extensions during the off-season.

The two battled during exhibition play with Bryant winning the personal battle, while Hayward’s Utah Jazz squad won the war, 119-86.

But that didn’t stop Bryant from jostling in the post with Hayward, once even drawing an offensive foul. As with Steph Curry a few nights earlier, he took on the challenge of fiercely harassing Hayward in a supposedly meaningless game.

Bryant played with purpose after being ranked ESPN as the 40th best-player.

“I’ve known for a long time that they’re a bunch of idiots,” said a wry smiling Bryant.

He continued to display excellent footwork and court savvy, including putting rookie Rodney Hood in the popcorn machine on a three-point play in the first quarter. He is effectively utilizing the screen-roll, and showed he can still get to the basket by driving past Hayward for a dish to Carlos Boozer.

“I would just hate to be one of the guys that doubted him,” Scott said. “I know he’s going to get stronger. I think he’ll have the last laugh.”

Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and Carlos Boozer had 17, but the Lakers couldn’t hit from beyond the arc, missing all five attempts.

The Lakers Have Mad Shoe Game

The Los Angeles Lakers proved they are out to win by any means necessary, as Ronnie Price launched a shoe at Andre Iguodala during the Lakers second pre-season loss to the Golden State Warriors.

‘Splash Brothers’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were as good as advertised, while the suddenly short-handed Lakers are still a work in progress.

In this chronicle of P.A.G.E. 24, we discuss what’s wrong with the Lakers’ offense, trisect Kobe’s horrible shooting night, and how the sons of NBA players are creating their own legacies.

In association with the ‘World-Wide LakerGang 4 LIFE’ #WWLG4L Network, it’s Purple And Gold Everything 24.