In appreciation of the Splash Brothers

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I’ve done some research for this article/post/blog/piece.

I have been shooting baskets in earnest for the last 2 weeks at my local gym.

Swish swish swish, I mean I’m getting really good. I just pretend i’m Steph or Klay and boom I can really make them. I even pretend I’m on the fast break and them boom before the defense knows it-spot on three.

Then I moved to the other end of the court. Rim seems a little different, a lot harder. Net is a little shorter. And in the background I can see all the gym members walking to their various destinations. My shooting percentage goes from 90ish to sometime like 20ish…

The point is

That any joe blow given enough time and training can become a basketball shooter and have some good sucess. Shooting hoops is fun and I encourage it-after a stressful day of work. But to shoot hoops in an empty gym compared to shooting against the best players in the world trying to face gaurd you is quite another thing, and that’s exactly what Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson do game after game-and its amazing. It doesn’t matter from what distance or who is in their face, swish and when the ball goes in its “Pure” as Gus Johnson would say. Very Pure.

January 23rd 2015-vs Sacramento-No better example of the pure skill of Klay Thompson. Thompson set an NBA record with 37 points in the third quarter and an additional NBA record nine three-pointers in the third quarter as well.

The Splash Brothers have combined to hit a total of 1,742 threes in their NBA careers.

And as was announced earlier this week. Klay and Stephen will compete in the All-Star three point contest Sat. Feb. 14th. And for perhaps the first time in NBA History more attention will be given to the three-point contest than the slam dunk contest. If you love shooting this will be a grand feast to devour.