“First One to Call Me Out on It”: Stephen Curry Unearths Hidden Role of Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Co. in Overcoming a Shooting Slump

Published 11/22/2022, 1:33 PM EST
Nov 20, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball as Houston Rockets forward Tari Eason (17) defends during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are arguably the greatest modern-day dynasty. Making five straight Finals, they are close to unstoppable on their best days on the court. Leading the forces, Stephen Curry has emerged as a lethal weapon of the ages. The three-point assassin became an anchor to a shooting offense that has dominated the NBA for years. However, even the greatest shooter in league history had his bad nights. But the reigning Finals MVP had his unique ways to find motivation. Notably, using Elon Musk’s new $44 billion company Twitter.

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When Curry is in his element, stopping the four-time champion is nearly impossible. His shooting prowess is unlike the league has ever seen. A career 42% shooter, the Baby Faced Assassin was the face of the four championships residing in the Bay. Right now, Curry is in the midst of one of his best offensive seasons. But even the eight-time All-Star has his off nights. But the Warrior’s locker room has a remedy ready.

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Most players might cancel out the noise to focus on the game, but not Curry. On the contrary, he chooses to embrace it. While speaking to JJ Reddick, Steph Curry revealed that he spends his time on Twitter after a shooting slump in the first half of games.

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Making an appearance on JJ Reddick’s the Old Man and the Three podcast, Stephen Curry sat down with Reddick to address a range of topics, including this confession by Andre Iguodala. Notably, the Warriors veteran exposed the two-time MVP for reading tweets after a bad shooting half. Curry revealed it was in fact Andrew Bogut who first asked him about the ritual. Having an open locker room, the three-point king said everyone is on their phones during the break. When it comes to Curry, he is reading all the hate comments and taking suggestions to put on a show in the second half.

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Curry said: “Andrew Bogut was the first one to kind of call me out on it.” The former unanimous MVP continued, “I am looking at Twitter and looking at some of the, I’ll call it hateful messages, but really strong opinions on how you are playing and all that that. We call it ‘First quarter Twitter’. It’s the best thing in the world.”

Nov 20, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The remedy did wonders for the Baby Faced Assassin who won championship after championship. However, the haters might not have any ammo against him this season. Curry is on a fairytale run averaging near-video game numbers. As one of the leading scorers in the league putting up 32.2 points, Curry is shooting a career-high 52% from the floor. Moreover, he is on pace to break the TS% record for a 20+ppg scorer. The Golden State Warriors haven’t been able to feed off of his heroics so far this season. However, with his current form, Stephen Curry might become a one-man weapon for the reigning champions.

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What do you think of Curry’s unique halftime ritual? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

Edited By: Satagni Sikder

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