The new season of NBA is underway and the last champions, the Golden State Warriors, are one of the great favorites to repeat the title in 2022-2023. But at the start of the competition, the team whose top star is Stephen Curryhas already suffered two losses and is 2-2 in the Western Conference.
Precisely, the twice chosen Most valuable Player from the best basketball league in the world was the protagonist of a funny situation that included the three commentators of the official broadcast. During the second quarter of the game between the Warriors and Phoenix SunsCurry went to the free throw line to shoot the first of his two free throws and TV announcer Kevin Harlan said: “Stephen Curry is on the line. He has not failed this year… ”.
At about the same time, the 30th number of visitors missed his shot. Then, the former NBA figure Reggie Millernow an analyst, began to say on the air: “Why? Why? Why?”. Harlan spoke again and automatically apologized. “I had 22 of 22. I’m very sorry”.
As WNBA player Candace Parker joked on air (“That’s you, Kevin!”), Curry turned and, with a smile, pointed at Harlan, as if blaming him for missing that free throw..
The action continued into the night and, in the third quarter, Step he missed another shot from the line, a strange situation for a player who is always close to 90 percent shooting. There Miller reappeared during the broadcast and again pointed against the experienced rapporteur: “You opened an avalanche and now he can’t take a free kick.”expressed the legend of the Indiana Pacers in a humorous tone.
Finally, it was a loss for Golden State against the Suns, who won by a wide margin (134-105). Curry finished the duel with 21 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. In these four games, the fantastic shooter has averaged over 92% from free throws. For example, last season he finished with 92.3 after attempting almost five attempts per game.
In his career, the 34-year-old player who became NBA champion four times with Golden State, has a 90.9 percent average from the line. He led the league in free throw percentage four times and has a 92.2% mark from five seasons ago (2017-18).
So far, the Warriors have had two wins – on opening night against Los Angeles Lakers by 123-109 and against Sacramento Kings (130-125)- and the aforementioned against the Suns and against the Denver Nuggets (128-123). This Thursday, the NBA schedule will continue for the San Francisco franchise led by Steve Kerr: it will face the Miami Heat in his stadium, the Chase Center.