Why Does Stephen Curry Chew His Mouth Guard?

The Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is known for being a terrific three-point shooter who craves possession of the ball in the dying moments. One thing that makes him stand out, however, is his mouthpiece. Regardless of the game's dynamics, one can always find a frustrated/excited Curry chewing his mouthpiece as if it were a marshmallow. Read more to find out why. 

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Back in 2007, Stephen was just 19 years old. As a sophomore, he was elbowed by The Citadel's Jon Brick. Curry sustained seven stitches due to Jon's defense. 

Since then, the Golden Boy has promised himself not to turn away from a mouthpiece.

Midway through the game, he began getting creative with his guard. After pulling half of it out of his mouth, chewing it, and letting the cameramen capture the stunt, he would make a free throw and pull it back. He performs better because of that habit. 

When Curry chews his toy, his FT improves by 3%, from 89% to 92%, according to a Wall Street Journal study. 

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