Watching Stephen Curry light up the Pelicans on Opening Night took me back to childhood…when everything these athletes did felt far-fetched and superhuman. But before you get lost in the pull-up 25 footers and the one-handed layups and the furious dribble drives, make sure you’re not forgetting the sweaty truth behind it all: No one gets to that level without an intense dedication. And when I say intense, I mean intense.
Curry became the best shooter in the world through thousands and thousands of repetition. And yes, I know; it probably helped that his father is Dell Curry.
The elder Curry was one of the game’s greatest shooters, a player who shot over 40 percent from deep for his career during an era where the 3-pointer wasn’t emphasized the way it is now. To celebrate that unique connection that father and son own, Under Armour has built the “Father to Son” storyline into Curry’s signature line. Others do this as well. However, the “Father to Son” colorway for the Under Armour Curry Two, available on Friday at Champs Sports, brings the significance all the way around with traditional Carolina colors to represent the Currys home base (also where Dell played for much of his NBA career).
As other superstars are doing, Stephen Curry and Under Armour are weaving continuous storylines throughout his sneaker. But this one, for sure, is the most popular. Imagine the games of H-O-R-S-E these guys must’ve had?