Steph Curry Details ‘How it Feels Like’ When He Hits Prime Shooting Form & Achieves a Flow State

Published 03/10/2021, 4:30 PM EST
Dec 29, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket in the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports


There is a reason Steph Curry is Shaquille O’Neal’s favorite NBA player. Not just his, but countless others. The reason for that is simple – there is no better player to watch than Steph when he gets going.

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Fans, critics, analysts, and former players unanimously regard him as the ‘greatest shooter of all-time.’ With his unbelievable range and ability to get a bucket from deep even off-balance, he gets us to the edge of our seats. But what does Steph Curry himself feel when he’s having one of those nights?

Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) competes during the NBA All-Star 3 Point Contest at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The man is on hand to answer the question himself. In the ‘Suiting up with Paul Rabil’ Podcast, he revealed that it is one of the hardest questions to answer. While he still hasn’t found a good answer for it, he made an attempt –

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“It’s like the 62-point game (against Portland Trail Blazers) was one of those experiences where literally all I need is that much daylight and it’s going up and it’s going in. And for some reason, that night, every decision you make is the right one at the right time.

“Every shot I take from the ground up, my rhythm is locked in. And honestly, you are not thinking about anything, you are just hooping.”

The key/secret sauce to achieving that flow state for Steph Curry

A magician never reveals his tricks. But hats off to Paul Rabil for getting Steph to disclose them. However, the answer is much simpler than you’d expect. Apparently, there’s no secret sauce or magic portion involved. It is just about working hard and keeping a level head.

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“That for me is the work and the hours logging in the gym and the mental approach to not riding that emotional rollercoaster. Just trying to stay as even-keeled as possible throughout the season. Because things are going well it’s an amazing feeling and when you lose, hopefully, that’s not gonna derail my confidence,” said Curry.

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Youngsters should take notes, regardless. It is important that the up-and-coming players understand what it takes to achieve greatness. There’s no shortcut to it; just about keeping the basics strong like the Golden State Warriors superstar.

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Bharat Aggarwal

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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