‘Jordan esque’: Warriors’ Coach Steve Kerr Compares Steph Curry’s Insane Layup with Michael Jordan

Published 02/10/2021, 6:07 AM EST
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates making a three point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors won their 13th game of the season as they beat the Spurs 114-91. Their talisman Steph Curry was the standout player as he scored 32 points, knocking down 11 out of 20 shots.

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Curry was absolutely balling against the Spurs in the first quarter. He scored 12 points of his 32 points in the first quarter itself, setting the tone for the rest of the game. Late in the quarter he even scored a crazy right handed reverse layup.

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Curry’s play certainly left an impression on head coach Steve Kerr. He even compared Curry’s play to that of Michael Jordan. He said, “That play was sort of Jordan esque. You know, I saw him make that move. Many times, you know, go to go the rim get fouled and just kind of, you know, flick it backwards.”

Kerr added, “He didn’t always make it but he you know, he, he liked doing that shot and that was a that was an incredible example of body control and touch and feel. What an amazing shot.”

This 32 point performance by Curry marks the 13th time that the 32-year-old has breached the 30 point mark. The Dubs will hope that their talisman can maintain this amazing run of form for them.

Is this best version of Steph Curry NBA has ever seen?

Steph Curry has had some amazing seasons in his 12 year stint with the Warriors. He has even won two regular season MVP trophies in 2015 and 2016. But the 6-time-All-Star is making a strong case of having his best season of his career this season.

Curry is averaging an insane 29.6 points, 5.9 assists and 5,4 rebounds per game. Statistically, this is on pace to be his second best points per average. But given the lack of support he has had from the other players, it is astonishing that Curry has been this effective.

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Jan 28, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after making a three point basket against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Being the number one offensive option in the team, Steph is a constant subject to being double teamed, but this hasn’t phased the 32-year-old, who’s all-round gameplay has thrived, creating open shots for teammates.

Curry’s impressive displays have kept the team in playoff contention for now, as they have won 13 games in the 25 games they have played. With this record, they are the eighth seed in the stacked Western Conference.

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Given the new look roster and how dependent the Dubs have been on him, this is arguably the best version of Steph Curry NBA has ever seen.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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