U-ball Live: JJ Redick was confused by players talking trash to Steph Curry

2022-05-10 0 By

Stephen Curry is one of the best shooters in NBA history, and like all great players, it’s a must-watch TV show when he’s on fire.The Golden State All-star’s most recent offensive outburst came Monday night against the Houston Rockets, when he scored 21 points in the fourth quarter.After the Warriors beat the Rockets 122-108, largely because of Curry’s fourth-quarter score, a video surfaced of Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. calling Curry trash.That kind of trash talk may have led Curry to kick in and score more than half of his 40 points in the fourth quarter.On ESPN’s “NBA Today” on Tuesday, discussed which players enemies shouldn’t trash talk to because it might motivate them to do it.Former NBA sharpshooter JJ Redick put Curry at the top of his list, saying, “For me, No. 1 is Steph Curry.Like all great players, they have to create slights and injustices to keep them going, and that’s what makes them great.Stephen Curry checked his Twitter account during halftime, looking for comments that called him into the game.Why are you talking trash to him?…He was a time bomb waiting to go off.”Usually, a great player gets his numbers no matter what.The Rockets trailed by five points with nine minutes left before Curry himself stepped in and Golden State won by 14.It’s been a strange season for Stephen Curry.And since the Warriors are the best team in the NBA, he’s starting to look like the league’S MVP again.He is now shooting career lows in field goal percentage and three-point percentage.This might be the first time Curry hasn’t shot more than 40 percent from 3-point range and 45 percent from the field.Draymond Green’s absence may be the reason for his slump, but the increase in 3-point attempts may also be to blame.Curry is shooting 38 percent on 12.6 3-pointers per game, a crazy number despite shooting 12.7 from the field last season.The most significant difference is that Curry, who shot 42 percent from 3-point range and led the league with 32.0 points per game last season, is averaging 26 points per game this season.