‘Stick to Shooting’: Stephen Curry Gets Clowned After an Embarrassing Failed Dunk

Published 10/20/2021, 12:13 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 15: Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors reacts to getting called for an offensive foul against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter at Ball Arena on Thursday, January 14, 2021.(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


The NBA season is officially underway. For the Lakers, they take on the Golden State Warriors in their opening matchup. Looking to get even for preseason, they are doing all the right things so far. However, loosening up could cost them big time. But Warriors star Stephen Curry seems to be having an off night.

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The Lakers will look to get their hands on a win after a winless preseason. With a lot at stake, they are under a whole lot of pressure to perform. Likewise, they are doing exactly that and see themselves at an advantage at the half. The LeBron James and Anthony Davis duo are going off for the Lakers as they continue to stride towards a win.

Oct 15, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) gets a high five from teammate Draymond Green (23) after making a three-point basket while being fouled during the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, the Warriors are failing to continue their preseason momentum. After two wins over the Lakers, tonight they are feeling the heat. Even Steph seems to be fumbling to score.

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Stephen Curry tries dunking and fails

Being down, everyone would expect Curry to shoot the Warriors back on top. However, the star is not having a great night. Missing shots and failing to make a big impact so far, the Bay is in visible trouble.

During a play, Curry and Green worked their magic to get a bucket, or at least that is how it was supposed to be. Green received the ball in the post and looked to make a play. Likewise, Curry cut to the basket and Draymond put the ball in his hands. However, Stephen Curry got caught in two places and missed a simple opportunity. He seemed confused about choosing to dunk or finish with the layup and ended up getting neither.

Fans sure had a laugh about the Curry trying to dunk.

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The Lakers sure look like a changed squad since the preseason. The James and AD combination is working its magic as they have combined for 38 points at the half. Melo has also added 8 points off the bench. However, Russell Westbrook continues to struggle as he has put up just 2 points on 1/7 shooting.

For the Warriors, Stephen Curry is the top scorer. However, he hasn’t been efficient for them tonight. Apart from him, veteran Andre Iguodala added quick 8 points to his tally throughout the game. Preseason hero, Jordan Poole, is struggling, shooting just 2-8 from the field with 4 points.

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With a 6 point lead to the Lakers, do you think the Bay can force a comeback in the second half? Let us know 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.

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