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Stephen Curry upstages Kevin Durant in battle of early MVP favorites

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Curry getting MVP chants on the road is nothing new, but to hear it happening in Kevin Durant’s home arena added yet another layer to the idea that Durant, though he’s probably the best player in the world, still cannot escape the all-encompassing Curry shadow.

This is the third time this season alone that Curry has hit nine 3-pointers. The rest of the NBA combined has one such game (hat tip to Patty Mills). Durant, who finished with 19 points on just 6-of-19 shooting on Tuesday, has been sensational this year. He’s leading the league in scoring by two-tenths of a point over Curry (28.9 to 28.7).

Durant’s shooting splits would be stupid if they were all wide-open looks; that he’s connecting at a 58-percent clip with defenders — who don’t have to be concerned with many other Nets playmakers so long as James Harden is limping his way back to his old form — draped all over him is laughable.

Stephen Curry upstages Kevin Durant in battle of early MVP favorites

But everyone was watching this game, and Curry — whose shooting, relatively speaking, has actually been somewhat erratic to start the year — was just too much. When he hit his first four 3s of the night, all of them from at least 25 feet and the final two from 30 and 35 feet, you knew it was going to be a long night for Brooklyn.

“He put in a ton of work. He cares about the game. He loves his teammates and plays with energy,” Durant said of Curry following the game. “So that’s what you get every night with a player like that playing at an MVP, Hall of Fame level. You got to respect it.”

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Ja Morant Broke Internet As He Promises To Gift His Grizzlies Teammates a…

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Here’s a new example of why Ja Morant is a pass-first player on and off the floor.

The fourth-year Memphis Grizzlies point guard signed a record breaking contract extension this off-season.

One of his goals with that newfound wealth is to buy his teammates Rolex watches.

Morant’s contract is a five-year deal worth $193 million. The deal could become worth $231 million if Morant makes an All-NBA team this season.

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“It’s just a matter of time,” Morant said of getting his teammates Rolex watches. “My bread got to kick in first. I’m still broke. Next year, when I get my money.”

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Morant’s selflessness transitions to the court, too. He couldn’t name a player that’s surprised him through two practices because of how much he’s studying the game. Coaches and teammates have often raved about Morant’s gym-rat mentality.

Morant will sometimes be watching Desmond Bane’s highlights and text him with a compliment. This was also showcased in Morant’s YouTube series when he was watching film while on the sidelines at a Nike AAU game.

“I watch these guys probably more than they watch themselves,” Morant said. “Just to learn my teammates.”

Yes, even the rookies that don’t have NBA film yet.

“I study they college film and seeing where their spots at on the floor,” Morant added. “Now I know when I’m running the offense, where to put them exact guys at.”
Unselfishness, high I.Q. and work ethic are all attributes of a superstar player, and each has been exemplified by Morant.

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Now that he’s an All-Star, second-team All-NBA player and one of the league’s top point guards, the next goal is a championship, he said.

“That’s all I got left to prove,” Morant said.

Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins has the challenge of unlocking every inch of Morant’s potential. The two came in together when Jenkins was hired and Morant was drafted in 2019.

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Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa Pippen Lashed Out After LeBron James’ Son Bronny Received Backlash for Liking Her Pictures

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Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa Pippen Lashed Out After LeBron James’ Son Bronny Received Backlash for Liking Her Pictures

In the aftermath of this, it gained a lot of attention. The reaction that came out on social media when this happened back when he was in high school was shocking for fans.

In addition, there have been some controversies about this, which even became a big topic on the internet. Thus, James’ eldest child was trolled on the internet as a result. Then, in response to the viral social media posts, Bronny posted a statement to let everyone know that the entire situation was blown out of proportion.

“I liked one of my best friend’s mom’s pictures. Y’all just childish,” Bronny said. Larsa Pippen then addressed the issue on Twitter with her own views. “Some of these stories are so disgusting the fact that my sons’ friends can’t like my pics without some ppl writing some weirdo shit is crazy,” Scottie Pippen‘s ex-wife tweeted.

Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa Pippen Lashed Out After LeBron James’ Son Bronny Received Backlash for Liking Her Pictures

 

Afterward, James’ family came out to discuss this situation. In an Instagram post, Savannah James described the situation. “At the end of the day, y’all are talking about a minor.” It was difficult for her too to watch her son get involved in these controversies.

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However, James himself shared his opinion on this as well, mentioning the mistake people made. In his social media posts, he shared his thoughts. “Y’all f****d with the wrong one now! Good luck. It won’t be cute!”

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Iguodala Who Announced His Return to Stephen Curry’s Warriors for One Last Time, Slams His Own Teammate

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Iguodala Who Announced His Return to Stephen Curry’s Warriors for One Last Time, Slams His Own Teammate

In his podcast ‘Point Forward‘, Iguodala

announced his return and said, “I myself will be returning for my 19th season.” He further said that he and Evan Turner will continue with their duties of providing content through their podcast even while on the road in the NBA.

He further said, “I was retired for the majority of the summer, but my brothers – they kinda reeled me back in. So, really looking forward to it.” He sarcastically said that there are a few people he’ll blame for his decision to make his return to the team. He said, “I am blaming Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. Steve a little bit, Bob Myers, I think they just showed me a lot of love.”

Iguodala Who Announced His Return to Stephen Curry’s Warriors for One Last Time, Slams His Own Teammate

As the news broke, Jonathan Kuminga welcomed his teammate back to the team. But Iguodala took a hilarious slam on his teammate.

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Iguodala’s teammate Kuminga posted a tweet that said “Welcome back my brothaaaa.” In no time we can see Iguodala’s hilarious reply to the tweet, saying, “My Foot Yo A**.”This provided fans with a moment to remember and chuckle about.

 

 

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