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Spencer Dinwiddie: “If I hit two threes in a row, I feel like Steph”

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Steph Curry is the gold standard for shooting, even among his peers.

Golden State Warriors v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

It’s pretty common for NBA fans and analysts to talk about Steph Curry as the standard for shooting excellence. After all, he has the best three-point season in NBA history. And the second-best. And the third-best. And the fifth-best.

But it’s not just those watching at home that feel that way about Curry. His peers in the NBA also regard him as something truly special - something that they, the best players in the world, aspire to be.

Enter Spencer Dinwiddie. The Brooklyn Nets guard had himself a monster game on Wednesday night, with a career-high 39 points on 11-18 shooting, including 4-6 from three-point range. And asked to describe how he was feeling, Dinwiddie smiled and made a wonderful, and hilarious Curry comparison.

“If I hit two threes in a row, I feel like Steph,” Dinwiddie said. “So I hit a couple threes, boy, I’m telling you, I felt like I was six-three and light-skinned. I wasn’t going to stop shooting after that.”

If that doesn’t make you smile, it’s possible you have no basketball heart.

All in all, it was a terrific 24 hours for Dinwiddie. He had his career performance in an upset win, as the Nets knocked off the Philadelphia 76ers,and then on Thursday it was announced that the former second-round picked had signed a three-year, $34 million extension.