BSO- While the “NBA2K” version of Curry made an impressive 293 three-point shots, Curry is on pace to smash his own record for the most three-pointers in a season with 388.If the season ended right now, Curry’s current 29.8 scoring average would also eclipse his previous career-high scoring mark by nearly six more points a game.
Finally, Curry is scoring at a historic rate with reduced minutes, where the former Davidson star is only averaging 33.7 minutes per game as Golden State continually rests the star during the fourth quarter of blowout games.
You know, ironically enough I was just thinking about this the other day. Remember this play...
That play was so ridiculous that it was legitimately too crazy to happen in a video game. That bobbled turnover was straight out of the EA Sports’ “we are trying to let the losing team back in the game” playbook, and even they wouldn’t allow a shot taken from 5 feet behind the arc to go in when Steph Curry had acres of open space between him and the basket. Steph Curry is the prototype for a "video game player", but he's actually better -and more skilled- than the virtual reality version of himself.
Remember when you were a kid and you would see your favorite player put up gaudy numbers and the first thing you would try to do is triple them on ‘NBA Live’ (when people still played 'Live'). It’s literally not possible to best Steph Curry's performance from the first quarter the other night. 7-8 from three? 8-9 from the field? You can run that game of 2K back 1,000 times and your aren’t matching those numbers, never mind surpassing them. I can just see some 10 year old picking up the sticks, missing two of his first 3 shots taken with Steph Curry, Gronk spiking the controller into a million pieces, and crying that the game is too hard. That’s the point we are at. Kids that grow up watching Curry -like my generation watched Kobe- aren’t going to realize what constitutes a bad shot. An entire age range is going to stink at virtual reality basketball because Steph Curry has the shot chart of the world's most egregious chucker, but the field goal percentage of a dominant center. As if fundamental basketball wasn’t already a lost art in gaming, Steph Curry’s real life ability to justify taking a 30 foot jumper when he could have very easily waltzed his way to a layup is going to render it a goddamn afterthought.