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Watch two spectacular Stephen Curry plays from the MLK Day game against the Cavs. First, he throws down a very good looking dunk. Second, he comes back from LeBron James’s smashing him in the family jewels to bomb in a very long three pointer.

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Let’s look at two spectacular plays from Stephen Curry from the MLK Day Warriors-Cavaliers game in Cleveland.

First, he throws down a very good looking dunk. Stephen Curry dunks are rare. How rare? Curry has 25 career NBA dunks. This is considerably less than the number of career shots he’s made from a whopping 31 feet out or more (30). So every Curry dunk is worth a breakdown.

Second, Curry threw in one of the previously mentioned very long 3s, which I call logo threes. This play was obvious to any viewer. But did you realize that he bombed in the long shot despite having just been smashed in the very sensitive family jewels by LeBron James? It’s all in the video below.

Steph Dunks and Splashes

Watch two spectacular Stephen Curry plays from the MLK Day game against the Cavs. First, he throws down a very good looking dunk. Second, he comes back from LeBron James's smashing him in the family jewels to bomb in a very long three pointer.

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Friday, January 26, 2018

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I didn’t call this out in the video, but right after Curry’s family jewels get compressed, he turns to look at the ref as if to say, that can’t be legal! And gets no reply, so it’s almost like he wants to take basketball justice into his own hands, which he does by launching the long go-ahead three pointer.

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Poll

Which Curry play was most impressive?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    the rare two-handed dunk
    (118 votes)
  • 32%
    the rare very long 3 with smashed groin
    (94 votes)
  • 18%
    not throwing his mouthpiece at the refs for the no-call on the LeBron smash
    (53 votes)
  • 7%
    not swinging on the rim like monkey bars while he was up there
    (23 votes)
288 votes total Vote Now