Is the Steph Curry full-court shot video fake? Curry confirmed that it was edited and is surprised that the world believed the viral video. The clip showed Curry making five shots from one end of the court to the other in a row with ease and was shared voraciously by his fans en masse.
“The doctored, the edited, the CGI-ed (video),” Curry told reporters after the Warriors’ 112-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at Chase Center. “Nobody believes I made five in a row from 90 feet?”
The reigning Finals MVP’s penchant for trick shots made the video believable for many, and to Curry, it was equivalent of digital flattery.
Unreal Shot Success
“I’ll let them be the judge of that, but it’s an ultimate compliment to probably be amazed by it but not think it’s outlandish, and that it could be real,” Curry continued.
Curry occasionally attempts full-court shots at the end of his pregame warmup routine. Although he has not made the shot yet, he hit the backboard at last Friday’s home game against the Chicago Bulls.
Just finished a shoot with @stephencurry30, this dude just can’t miss 😳🔥
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 5, 2022
“But we had some fun with it. The Sports Illustrated team coming with some heat. I did make two of them, just in case anybody was wondering.”
The video was posted on Sunday by the sports publication to Twitter and went viral fast. SI recently named Curry their Sports Person of the Year. It is the second time that Curry has been awarded the honor, and he joins other sports luminaries: Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, and LeBron James, as the only other athletes who have won the award more than once.
In 2018, Curry and the entire Warriors team received the distinction after winning three championships in four years.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 6, 2022
From Sportsman Of The Year To Everyman
Curry won the award partly for what he has done on the court as the NBA Finals MVP who led the Warriors to a fourth title in eight years. In February, he was named MVP of the NBA All-star game. He was named to the All-NBA second team and won the first-ever Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP Award.
“He graduated from Davidson, 13 years after he left for the NBA following his junior season,” the cover story read. He expanded his charitable reach: Since 2019, the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation he and Ayesha founded has served more than 25 million meals to food-insecure children, spent $2.5 million on literacy-focused grants, and distributed 500,000 books, according to Curry’s representatives.
“He has also provided seed funding for men’s and women’s golf teams at Howard University, a historically Black school, and started the Underrated Golf Tour, a junior circuit designed to make the game more inclusive. He is co-chair of Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative. And now we name him Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year.”
Steph just confirming these games are rigged 😂 Hit all the money balls tho 🔥 pic.twitter.com/hJBr2TaAkA
— TheWarriorsTalk (@TheWarriorsTalk) June 23, 2022
Over the summer, Curry went to California’s Great America Amusement Park in Santa Clara after coming off his fourth NBA title and first NBA Finals MVP. Curry came across the three-point shooting challenge and found it not conducive to his standard high-level shooting acumen.
Curry managed to make five shots and all the money balls. The hoop was taller than regulation and looser than an NBA goal, and Curry was all of us as he missed many of the carnival shots. That video was authentic, and Steph Curry is still remarkable.