The Golden State Warriors are so talented, perhaps the officials are predisposed to blowing whistles in their favor. At least, that’s the only explanation you could give to a Utah Jazz fan after seeing what happened between Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Utah’s Joe Johnson on Thursday night. As Durant came off a curl on the far side of the court, he used a screen set by Curry on Johnson. With the ball in his hands, Durant rose to fire but found himself locked in arms with another player. Durant’s shot attempt helplessly bounced away as he shot, and officials whistled Johnson on the play. Of course, a closer look reveals that the player Durant’s arms were tangled up with was … Curry. Yes, Curry
In a scenario destined to be awkward, All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen appeared at PirateFest on Saturday amid rumors that he was nearly traded to the Washington Nationals during the Winter Meetings. Always a professional, McCutchen fulfilled the duties asked and expected of him. McCutchen, for his part, didn’t shy away from addressing the situation.
Over a decade after he rose to national prominence as a dominant college player at the University of Florida, and nearly 10 years after he was drafted into the NBA, we finally have the most accurate portrayal of Joakim Noah’s infamous shooting “stroke.”