Steph Curry Responds to Candace Parker’s Unbelievably Realistic Prediction

Published 11/10/2021, 9:52 AM EST
November 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a three-point basket against the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


The evergreen Stephen Curry is on a path of destruction this year. He has guided the Golden State Warriors to a phenomenal start, courtesy of some impeccable individual performances. In the latest of these, Curry dropped 50 points against the Atlanta Hawks. On what seemed like an off night for Steve Kerr’s side, the guard rose to the occasion yet again, to keep his side on top of the Western Conference standings. And nobody was surprised.

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At the halfway mark, the Warriors were down by four points. They weren’t at their regular fluent best, the support wasn’t pouring in as it had been thus far, and Trae Young was running riot at the other end. Yet, 33-year-old Wardell produced some outrageous shots in a blowout third quarter. Though Jordan Poole played a potent supporting role, Curry was the man of the hour. He was just three rebounds away from a triple-double. In fact, WNBA legend Candace Parker had predicted Curry’s dominance.

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Stephen Curry reacts to Candace Parker predicting his 50-point showing

The Warriors veteran started the match in fine style, reaching double digits well within Q1. Thus, many anticipated that it was Steph’s night to shine. Thanks to his remarkable game, Curry became just the 3rd player in Warriors history to score 50+ points and 10+ assists in the same encounter. Well before the game ended however, Chicago Sky icon Candace Parker knew that the #30 would pull off some magic. “Steph is gonna have 50 tonight,” predicted the 35-year-old in a Twitter post. And she was spot on.

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On Tuesday, Curry finally replied to Parker’s brilliant call. He scored exactly 50 points on the night, meaning that the Californian giants hold a 9-1 record. On his Instagram stories, Curry acknowledged Parker’s accuracy. He joked, “Aye Candace Parker… you playing the lottery today?” Meanwhile, Golden State awaits the return of Klay Thompson, under whom Curry will only thrive more. So far, he averages close to 28 points this season.

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The NBA’s new rules seem to bare no effect on the great Stephen Curry. Day in and day out, he continues to prove why he is considered the league’s best shooter. What records is Steph going to break this year? Let’s see if he can convert it into a historic title campaign!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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