“I No Longer Believe in These Videos”: Days After Stephen Curry’s Fake Shooting Video, Warriors Star’s Latest Pre-Game Antics Leave NBA Twitter in Disbelief

Published 12/11/2022, 12:07 AM EST

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There is constant disbelief and awe when Stephen Curry does his magic on the court. Jaws drop, heads shake and people laugh. These feelings and emotions start right from his pre-game routine. Fans get to the stadium early to witness the pre-game spectacle. The drills he follows vary from time to time but the two-hand dribble and three-point shots are a constant. He does try his hand at some tricks while ensuring to be goofy. These pre-game videos are a fan favorite. So when the two-time MVP warmed-up before the game against the Boston Celtics, fans were yet again in disbelief.

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Earlier in the week, Sports Illustrated named Stephen Curry the ‘Sportsperson of the year‘.  A video of the four-time Champion shooting the ball from one end of the court to the basket on the other end accompanied this post. While fans drowned in doubt, it was reported later that the video was edited. With this in mind, earlier in the day, fans refused to believe that a sequence from Curry’s pre-game routine was real. The sequence revolved around him shooting three-pointers from the logo and making shots in the paint.

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NBA Twitter feed echoed in incredulity. Fans claimed that Curry’s range is nothing but a lie. They simply said that the video was not real. “I no longer believe in these videos”, said one tweet in particular. Some stated that no.30 was ridiculous while others claimed this to be greatness and urged people to enjoy it. Fans even declared him to be the greatest of all time and said, “CurrGoat.”  

The famous pre-game routine

Stephen Curry’s pre-game routine gained popularity soon after he won the MVP award in 2014. Crowds started gathering almost 90 minutes before a Warriors game just to witness this splendor. The cameras are all over him while he tries to lock in. For Curry, this is a form of motivation.

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In an interview with ESPN, he said, “It kind of gets me amped up to see all the people, almost too amped up. Sometimes, I have to calm myself down and save what I have for the game.” At the same time, this has been a humbling experience for the eight-time NBA All-Star.

Golden State Warriors assistant coach, Bruce Fraser shadows Curry during his pre-game shenanigans. Fraser commented about how the 2022 finals MVP loves to keep his pre-game routines competitive and fun. Fraser said, “You might see us laughing from time to time. This is all part of the process. Other players are more intense; he likes to keep it loose.”

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Shriya Rajachandra

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Shriya Rajachandra is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English. Shriya previously interned at The New Indian Express, but her favorite journalist, Marcus Thompson motivated her to start writing about basketball.
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