Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry had a pretty good 2015, but 2016 is already shaping up to be even better. After winning the NBA league MVP award and leading his team to a championship over LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers last June, Curry and the Warriors are currently on pace to break the record of 72 regular season wins set by Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls 20 years ago. It's also pretty much assumed they'll win a second championship in a row.
There's also the growing discussion that we might be witnessing the game's best players of all time in his prime. Curry seemingly sinks at least one ridiculous shot every time he steps on the court, be it in practice or the final seconds of a game. He dribbles the ball so quickly and effortlessly that he regularly embarrasses whoever's unlucky enough to be guarding him. Frankly, he's so good right now that even his dad can't comprehend what's happening.
Dell Curry played in the NBA himself for 16 years, but with all due respect to him, his son Steph is a far better player than he was. However, there's probably little else in the world more rewarding than seeing your kids succeed, so it's unlikely he really cares much. Dell can be seen cheering Steph on at his games all the time, and the whole Curry family was featured prominently on screen throughout the Warriors' postseason run last year.
Over the weekend, Steph kept pushing his own bar even higher, hitting a record-tying 12 three-pointers on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In addition to breaking his own single-season three-point record with nearly two months left in the season, he hit a game-winner in overtime that might as well have been shot from Oakland. Here it is, in case you haven't already grabbed your face in awe after seeing it:
The next day, during a game between the Charlotte Hornets and the Atlanta Hawks, Dell, who's a color commentator for the Hornets, was asked what it's like to watch what how his son is terrorizing the league. "Whoever was sitting in the room beside me [during the Thunder-Warriors game], I'm sorry," he said, smiling. "It's really fun, it's amazing as a dad to watch."
Hard to say if there's a prouder dad around these days.
(H/T: Bleacher Report)
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