If Stephen Curry offers you an opportunity to play him one-on-one, run away as fast as you can.
Look, whether you like him or not, Curry is really good at basketball. He’s the only unanimous MVP the NBA has ever seen and he’s made a Hall of Fame career out of making some of the best athletes in the world look downright silly. (That includes two-time Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard, by the way, who is pretty much the only dude who can match up with other dominant scorers like LeBron James and Kevin Durant).
Unfortunately, some still think they have the chops to lock him up for one possession, which is probably a knock-on effect of Kevin Love having success against Curry in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Take this kid as a good example. Curry hosted an overnight basketball camp on BYU’s Hawaii campus earlier this week, and he invited his hoopers to play him one-on-one. Some survived to tell the tale, while others ended up on the receiving end of a dribbling exhibition that has since gone viral.
It could’ve been worse, I suppose. At least he didn’t get blocked and dunked on by Dwight Howard in front of a sellout crowd in Washington. Oh and let’s not forget James Harden dunking on a kid in another brutal one-on-one game. What is it about professional basketball players getting off on destroying kids’ dreams nowadays?